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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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In a funk - suggestions

I feel like all my pictures are turning out the same, same bird at the bird bath, same bug on a flower, same hummingbird etc...so I went out to the farm today to try and get a new perspective, found a couple turkeys. When I was taking their pic I thought it was odd that three adult hens had no young, then I downloaded them and saw the little heads, how many do you see?




Anyway, I got some different pics, but alas there was hay to put away, so I didn't get to spend as much time I wanted to exploring:






So what do you guys do when you feel like you are in a funk? The baby helps with regular pics, get some great ones of him (see below) but what about outdoors stuff? Any suggestions?

Pics of Wyatt because I can't help myself!

He takes his see-sawing VERY seriously!


Holy cow mom, a Brown Thrasher, get my binoculars!!

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Re: In a funk - suggestions

Neat pics, and I think I counted 4 poults, not sure though.

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Re: In a funk - suggestions

I'm not a photographer but an art teacher and I've had compositional funks as well. I'd suggest some of the following...

- force asymmetry into your compositions more. It appears more natural and less over planned.

- finding diagonals create more dynamic compositions

- take a break from compositions that show the entire subject from a distance and crop in....way in.... to the point of abstraction even where the subject is almost unrecognizable. You'll get interesting results at least.

- play with uncomfortable points of view such as getting very low to the ground or steep angles

Not trying to tell you stuff you might already know either, just things I tell students to give them bouncing off points to improve their work.

I like your wagon photo, and it works as an image that kind of gives off a solemn antiquated feel. Cropping that image either in the field or on a computer can make that wagon appear more dominating and powerful in relation to it's surroundings.


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Re: In a funk - suggestions

Nice ones! I hear that 3rd rule all the time and I break it all the time to who cares right lol...

Maybe take a walk down to the River or a ride out to the Creek, that place you took me last year.
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Neat pics, and I think I counted 4 poults, not sure though.
OK I keep looking and I only see three, where is the fourth one?

Thanks Wampire and Mark...as soon as I have some free time I will take your advice, go for a walk and try something different! I appreciate it!

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