This week our instructor for "Finding Your Photo Style" is Elizabeth Dillow. I would describe Elizabeth's style as journalistic. Her lessons this week focused on telling the story.
The first assignment was to focus on taking photos of an event that showed the 3 C's: Context, Characters and Close Ups. On Monday we planted some flowers, and here are the photos I took, from left to right; close ups, context, and characters.
Our second assignment was to work on "knowing when to click". Last Friday we went to a local gym and the kids had a blast running down the long trampoline and jumping into the foam pit. I love the look of glee on her face:
Our last assignment was to evaluate our photo editing style. Elizabeth tends to do very minimal edits, as do I. I generally do a white balance check, adjust the exposure, sharpen it a bit and up the vibrance. Here is a comparison of the straight out of camera shot (left) and the same shot after my basic edits. The only thing further that I would maybe do is to lighted the shadows a bit so his hands are so dark.
That's all for this week, we meet a new instructor and get new assignments tomorrow!