Game Day – “Snap to it” weekly challenge
Now some of you may be reading hoping for a weird cooking experiment, which is generally my thing. But thanks to Joanna at www.midwesternbite.com, who is one of my Internet buds (here is where my husband is giggling and I’m saying “but they’re REAL”) I virtually met (keep laughing, but they’re my FRIENDS, and not the Facebook kind), Cinnamon, who hangs out at www.eatpraytri.com, and knowing the two of them has encouraged me to veer from my general theme. But it’s really for the benefit of my general theme. I’ll continue.
When I started my blog, I took pictures with my iPhone. Yes, I’m sure Apple will tell you the camera keeps getting better and better, but I often wondered, “Hey, why are most food pictures so good that I can physically smell them, while mine kind of … stink?” Example below.
Around that time, my husband bought a kick-ass camera. I happily set it to auto, and things improved immediately. Example below.
But I still had no clue what any of the wee dials on the camera did. Enter Joanna and Cinnamon
both of whom creepily may just have my colouring, but more importantly, are both fantastic photographers. And Cinnamon was willing to teach me how to use my camera! Every week! Here, in the Snap to It challenge.
I have happily submitted for two weeks now, learning new photographic skills each time. For week 1, the theme was “basic” and here was my submission
I was pretty proud of that picture. I was slightly disappointed I wasn’t chosen to win that week, but since Joanna did it was all good.
Last week’s theme was “triangle.” I didn’t get to submit because I couldn’t upload from where I was in Ireland, but here’s what I took, which you may have seen on the blog just yesterday, loyal followers who I love. My husband Phil kicked my butt with his nonchalant entry, immediately following mine.
And so, after the longest preamble ever recorded in the history of mankind, here are the pics I took of Charly this week, where we were focusing on achieving “bokeh,” or “good blurriness,” as I understand it. My submission will be one of the first two – which do you like best??
Or game day jitters?
Here are a few more that aren’t contenders, but are good Charly shots with ok Bokeh. Love the bokeh.
Looking forward to an action shot tutorial in future!
If you’re just a foodie and not a photography fan, tune in for weird cooking trials again soon. If you’re a shutterbug though, check out Cinnamon’s site and join in! (And a question for you: Which photo should I have submitted?)
- Snap to it submissions: Bokeh - [...] From Ann at Cooking Dangerously...she calls this one “girl talk”. I love it. Captures the emotion perfectly. Go check…