3 things I learned from my September Photo Challenge

Good morning everyone! Happy October – it is hard to believe that September is already over. It also means that my photo challenge for the month is over as well. It was a lot of fun trying out my photo skills everyday. If you would like to see all the photos I took for the challenge, please visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=102074784498956&story_fbid=105291374177297 . I have included the highlights here in this blog post.

#1 – Sometimes you need to get creative

If there is a random object on your list, it might be hard to find it on any particular given day. For example, one of the items I had to photograph was a basket. I didn’t think that was going to very hard, but I couldn’t seem to find a photo-worthy basket. It wasn’t until the end of the month when I went to a stenciling party that I came up with my shot.

I also found myself taking quite a few creative liberties. My “book” image was of a rainbow, harkening back to the TV show “Reading Rainbow.” Creative genius? Stretching it? To lazy to find books but had taken a great rainbow photo and wanted to use it? There are so many options. 🙂

#2 – If you miss a day, it is ok!

Some days it can be hard to remember your own name, let alone to take a photo! Most of the photos I took for this challenge were not on the day they were supposed to be taken. The first 4 were good, then one or two here and there. However, most of them were taken in groupings when I remembered I needed photos for the challenge. Or they were taken without the challenge in mind, but ended up working out anyways. All of them were taken in September 2019, so that is good!

The important thing is to not get discouraged, and to keep going. If I gave up after I had missed one, this would be a very short and boring post. 🙂

#3 – Pick your favorite and least favorite photos so you can improve

My main reason for doing this was so that I can improve my photography. So I wanted to look at both my favorite photo and least favorite to see if I could improve.

My favorite was probably #4 – Animal. I managed to capture a duck in front of a set of cliffs. There are things I could do to improve the picture, but I like how the duck is outlined in the photo. His head is turned just right so I can capture his face. You can see changing leaves in the background. I do wish that the image was clearer – that is something I will need to work on.

My least favorite is #10 – Leaves. This image is super blurry. I probably should have re shot it. However, I was desperately trying to get a leaf photo, and happened to spy this when we were in the car. Besides it being blurry, the composition is off. It doesn’t really read leaf to me. More like gas station. But it gives me an area to improve in at least. 🙂

I am going to be trying to do another challenge in October, this time using one from https://www.theidearoom.net/october-photo-a-day-challenge . I will see what I can do with this new challenge. I have posted the new challenge below.

https://www.theidearoom.net/october-photo-a-day-challenge

Thank you everyone for reading! Hope you have a great day,

-Amanda

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