The first theme for the 365-day photo challenge was pets and animals. I believe I counted 13 people participating. However, I think others are participating in secret, so there may be way more than just the 13. Some interesting things that happened during theme #1: Some of the images in the challenge were captured as far away as Florida, I saw something I have never seen in my life (baby buzzards), and I’m pretty sure at least one participant purchased baby chickens to set up a shot. 🙂
Things I learned:
- Art is everywhere.
- I found myself searching for the theme all day.
- I discovered my non-participating friends were also on the lookout for animals.
Some general tips to consider are:
- Take lots of pictures. Clicking the shutter button is FREE. You might be surprised what you come up with.
- Always make sure your subject is in focus. If it’s not, toss the image.
- You don’t always have to center your subject.
- If your background (or foreground) is distracting, move to a better vantage point.
- Don’t take all your photos at eye level. Get low, get high! Have some fun with perspective.
- To take a good picture, you get close. To take a GREAT picture, get even closer. You don’t need a zoom, just physically get closer to your subject.
I appreciate everyone who participated in this part of the challenge! Thanks for your time! One theme is complete, and only 23 themes to go!
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co. in 2010 and I am one of the premier San Antonio wedding photographers who is available for local and destination weddings. In addition to San Antonio wedding photography, I also specialize in high school seniors and family portraits in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling and listening to Elvis!