I really enjoyed reading all the August challenge posts - I think every post was helpful and informative in its own way and I would totally recommend reading them if you get a chance.
For September, we are going to focus on subject and composition. This challenge can be as simple or involved as you want it to be. Just choose some words/phrases from the list below and then compose a somewhat sewing/quilting-related photo illustrating your answer or interpretation of each. You can choose to use all, some, or even just one of the words - but focus on what you are including (and not including) in each photo - in other words, make each photo count.
Each photo should tell its story without needing any written explanation. So, for your post, don't write about your photos, don't explain them - let the photos do the talking. However, I would suggest writing the word or phrase you are using under each photo and somewhere in the post you might want to say that it is part of the photography workshop. The link up will be later this month - I'll leave it open for a week again - but starting on September 26th (because on the 3rd weekend of the month, I'll be at Sewing Summit - anyone else???)
A typical day
Happy and/or Things that Make Me Smile
Love and/or Favorites
Peaceful and/or Relaxing
Color Palette Inspiration
Things that Inspire My Quilt Designs
Things that Make Me Laugh
Future and/or Goals
My Sewing Process
And how about a photography-related giveaway?!?! After seeing one of my posts for the Quilt Photography Workshop on bloglovin', Craftsy contacted me to ask if I would be interested in a complimentary enrollment in their new online class entitled Shoot It! A Product Photography Primer and that they would also offer a giveaway for an enrollment in the course for one of my readers. I was definitely interested and actually just finished watching it.
While the class focuses mostly on photographing knitting and small items, I still found it helpful. The first part of the class talks about color theory and storytelling as they relate to photography - I found both topics interesting and I think the information I learned can be applied to my quilt photography. As can some of the information on prepping for the photo shoots and lighting. I found the instructor, Caro Sheridan, to be very likable and easy to understand throughout the course - including when she was focusing on the basic technical aspects of photography. There is also a section on how to use people to model the items and a short bonus section at the end on self-portraits which you might find useful - I know I did.
So you can enter up to 2 times - just leave a separate comment for each one! This giveaway will remain open until Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8pm EDT and a winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email. And unless you are sure that you are NOT a no-reply comment, please leave your email address in your comment.