I'm taking Tracey Clark's Big Picture Class Elevating the Everyday. Here are a few glimpses of my photos so far:
I did create a Pinterest Board for Tracey Clark's photography Katie Scott's Pinterest Board: Elevate The Everyday / Tracey Clark Photography Tips.
So far, my take-aways from Tracey Clark's class are:
1. Use photo prompts to take a photo a day. (My thought on this is don't think too much about it - just take a photo - ie. don't try to get the perfect photo - just get a photo.)
2. Use Negative Space in Everyday Photography.
3. Take up close photos paired with panoramic shots - so you can see the beautiful details up close but also the context of where this little beautiful detail was in the bigger picture. From Tracey Clark's 9/23/13 blog post "Reality Reframed."
4. "You will never regret the photos you have of you with your children." - Tracey Clark.
5. "Keep it real." - Tracey Clark (from her 9/24/13 blog post).
6. Keep taking photos even when you are having a bad day.
7. Take photos of your daily routine.
8. Take photos of your spaces.
9. Have fun with instagram.
10. Be in "Observation Mode" in your daily life and realy see the magic of it - and then photograph it.
And that's just the tip of the photography tip iceberg. She also has included lots of photo tip sheets for different seasons or situations. I'm also really enjoying seeing photos from lots of my virtual scrapbooking friends.
And this last one wasn't for class but it is a combo inspiration of my son asking me about how the videos or photos can focus on one thing and then another and about how my daughter wants to be a doctor and has no issues with touching and inspecting and disecting all manner of creature. This is a thoroughly examined chicken spine:
I created this photo collage in Picasa and selected 4x6 print so that I can fit these into Project Life pockets since they will both be printed on one 4x6 canvas and therefore they will each be 3x4. But I'm also going to print this out maybe as a 5x7 or 8x10 so that I can really create a scrapbook page with a a big photo.