Well, it’s the end of the month August. It’s a monthly routine to do a progress report on XDrive Photography Learning sessions for this month. If you are a photography enthusiast and want to take advantage of these sessions, I request you to go through individual links I have provided below on each of the topics and the corresponding comments and discussions. It extremely important you do that. Seeing the things from different minds and thought process teaches us so many things often we tend to ignore. So please keep adequate time to spare to read this post.
Session: Sharpness: We discussed the importance of sharpness and how to achieve sharp photos.
Amy contributed with a sharp eyed horse, it was indeed pretty sharp capture, but is that only sharpness makes the best outcome? I suggested something here please check.
Helen did an exceptional capture trying to show a sharpness as an objective in her “Pouring of milk” photo shoot. But what I saw and what Helen envisioned were bit different. Check my comment here.
Then there was a follow up from Helen again here and check the results.
Rekha makes the stunningly sharp focus on her favorite flowers and check them here . Flowers and sharpness go together always.
Brenda makes an excellent contribution taking advantage of “Focus Locking” and check the important note from me about the pitfalls of this method at times.
Session: We focused on “Blurs.”
It’s not just the sharpness, but also the blurs contribute to the story. Check the post above if you missed it.
Brenda makes a beautiful monochrome with the interesting and curious story; she has taken advantage of blurs in this pic. Check it here
Lois makes a perfectly taken shot where she isolates the subject from the background. Check my comments here
Amy is always great when it comes quick thinking and not missing a photo opportunity. She is walking across the hallway, and there she sees a subject. Check here Then she also tries a motion blur, but she was unlucky at that time, but hey she is a photographer she took advantage of what was offered. Check here
Then comes my favorite shot of the session from Helen.. careful planning and execution is a must for planned shots. Check the results and my comment here.
Session: “Framing” the shots. Why frame? Check the article.
Amy takes some great architectural backed framed shots and an interesting wild life frame, check my comment and the action taken by Amy
Brenda makes an interesting submission here and I liked this shot a very much, however, I had some suggestions.
Lois makes a couple of presentations with very creative frames. I suggested some important pointers to take in to account concerning the settings; please go through them here.
Helen makes submissions with lots of questions. Yes, it’s important to understand when to frame or is the framing actually required or not. Check the post and the comments to understand more.
Please browse the following pictures, left images as being as submitted by the participants, right ones are my version.
So this all happened over this month. Thanks to all contributors and visitors for your likes and comments of encouragement. I loved these sessions a lot to great satisfaction. Requesting everyone to go through the examples linked above and if you have a question on anything, comment in this post itself, so that I get notifications and I will be able to reply. Also if you want to make an contribution on any of the topics above, please do so now. Don’t feel left out later. We have to cover all subjects together that way we don’t miss out anything. Even if your picture is from a mobile phone, it’s fine because all concepts remain the same. There will not be another session for this week as I need to give time for people to contribute. I will come with more interesting topics next week. Till then keep your shutters clicking!
All Learn Photography sessions are listed here