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Photography & Blogging 101 – #Day7 Inspiration and Uninspired

Day Seven: Keep Personalizing

Picking a theme you love is the first step. Next, make that theme your own; start with the basics, like a header and/or background. (Lots of you have already begun this — keep it up.) If you’re happy with your header and background, try your hand at a widget.

Today’s assignment: create and upload a simple header, background, or both. Already done? Try a widget.

Not wanting to just put a photograph as my header, I thought I would put something a bit more personal as the header. I got a stroke of inspiration after work and sketched this out on a piece of paper.

The hope is that this will really help picture to my lovely readers (aka you) what the blog is about. It saves you time – I hope 🙂


Day Seven: Big & Point of View

Today, let’s go big. Whether inside or outside, photograph something of massive size. Feel free to interpret big in your own way, and get creative with your shot. Capture all or just part of the subject. Place it in the foreground so it takes up the entire frame. Or shoot it from afar so it appears smaller — yet still prominent.

Today’s Tip: Once you’ve chosen your subject, move around to experiment with your POV, or point of view. Earlier in this course, you’ve moved forward and backward, and perhaps climbed to a higher level to capture your images. Today, crouch or lie on the ground to get an interesting angle — which is great for capturing skyscrapers — or walk around your subject, if you can, to examine every possible perspective.

This has taken me a couple of days scratching my head and feeling confused. Haven’t had a lot of time so I had to find some thing that fitting around the house. Apart from the house, the largest thing in the house is the stairs. So here’s my attempt.

If nothing else, it’s great experience if I ever fancy moonlighting as a photographer for an estate agents! I’ve seen some awful pictures during my house hunting fun.

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