This week we are on a composition week, ‘fill the frame’. What does that mean I hear you ask. Well maybe I don’t but I’m going to tell you anyway. When you fill the frame with your subject, you fill the photograph with the subject. So you’re making a clear statement of what’s most important in the photo. As it takes up most, if not all, of the image the viewer is immediately drawn to your subject. So there you have it. Not very complicated and I think I had an OK week. Give or take. SO onwards to the prompts and pics!
Day 108 ~ Goal. How can you use photography to showcase a goal you may have? Maybe the goal is your photography and maybe that means that you are creating a gorgeous photo album to enjoy for years to come. Maybe your goals require a completely different subject like a musical instrument, textile work, crochet needles, or even food (just to name some examples of things I have seen in our amazing and talented community).I am excited to see the goals you all have – just remember to fill the frame!
This one was easy. Last year with the plague and all, we didn’t get to any garden centres and consequently didn’t have lots of flowers in pots like I usually have. So this year we’ve gone a bit mental to make up for it. Phil is doing his hanging basket thing, which is quite labour intensive and complicated by the looks of it all, and I’ve got lots of colourful flowering plants to put in my pots, so that’s my goal, to have flowers everywhere, and we spent this day planting up everything.
Day 109. ~ Fence. What unique fence will you come across today in your travels? Find an interesting angle or portion of a fence. Make it the focus of your photo and fill the frame.
Today was a work day but with the evenings being lighter now, it makes things easier. I decided to shoot the fence of the house across the way from us that backs on to the path between the houses, it has lots of colourful berries and foliage so thought it would make a nice shot.
Day 110. ~ Express. Today we are going to express ourselves in a photo. This is also “Fill the Frame” in Picture Style Week. I love to express myself with flower photography. It conveys what my heart is feeling when words are hard to speak. How do you express yourself in photography? With your kids or grandkids? Pets? Flowers? Nature? Fill the frame with photography that expresses you.
Well I knew straight forward prompts had to end at some point, and here we are. another basically do what you feel day. Actually it wasn’t hard to figure out what to do as today was our wedding anniversary, and when I got up to get ready for work I discovered a lovely card and beautiful flowers from Phil. When I got home I photographed one of the gorgeous roses and added some texture to give it an arty farty feel.
Day 111. ~ Prompt Free Day. Think about these prompt free days as a check-in as to how this project is changing you. What do you notice that you would have overlooked previously? What small moments in YOUR day now feel bigger and call to be documented?Today is a blank canvas for which all of the other prompts have prepared you.Keep your eyes open and have fun!
Hmm I’m beginning to think someone’s a bit lazy at choosing the prompt! We all know by now I’m going to photograph a cat on these days! Here’s Winnie filling the frame.
Day 112.~ 4 o’clock. We are filling the frame at 4 o’clock! What are you doing at 4 o’clock and don’t forget to fill the whole frame up with what you are up to.
This was Thursday, my first day off and is always a chores and laundry day so I can spend the next 3 days in carefree abandonment or similar. I’d just finished the ironing at 4 o’clock.
Day 113. ~ Powerful. Powerful objects grant those that wield them untold powers and strength. Examples in our daily lives are tools such as hammers, sporting equipment, vehicles, common household appliances and even instruments of knowledge such as books and computers. I couldn’t help myself from hiking into a field in 3 feet of snow when I spied an antique combine. I walked all around it and was marvelled by the power of this magnificent beast. I took a lot of macros of its inner works because the workmanship is astounding and the patina too hard to pass up. The power these combines gave to our farmers is also a powerful thought!What can you find today that is a powerful tool in your life. Remember, it is “fill the frame’ week so get in really close and personal and show us your POWER.
This prompt is from the lady who feels fierce in Harley Davison motorcycle leathers and wants to swim in a pond in golden hour. I am thinking she may be a little bonkers. What is my power I wondered. Sigh. Removing ear wax from people is my superpower, but I can’t take pictures of that. I settled on the phrase “ipsa scientia potestas est” from Sir Francis Bacon’s Meditationes Sacrae and is latin for ‘knowledge itself is power’ as I know how to take a photograph from all the books on it I’ve read.
Day 114. ~ Fuzzy. Fuzzy is defined by having a frizzy, fluffy, or frayed texture or appearance.The opportunities are endless. Trust me! Take a quick look at what you’re wearing, the furnishings around you, or what’s out in nature – like these fuzzy and rather fluffy little weeds I spotted along the sidewalk.A few things to consider when shooting textures; consider different angles, light and distance from the subject. Remember it’s fill the frame week so get in close and show off yours subject’s fuzziness!
This was fortuitous as I’d bought white flowers for last weeks ‘white’ week, they included some willow catkins, which are well fuzzy.
So that wasn’t too bad a week, not much to moan about and I quite enjoyed it. Next week we are returning to sodding selfie week, deep joy, so stay tooned for that.