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Seeing The Sea

I would love to have these refreshing paintings hanging on my wall.

Its panoramic view gives you a sense of stepping out and being at the seashore.

I could gaze at it for ages and see stories captured on that canvas.

Painting, Artwork, Seaview

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HANDS AND THEIR STORIES – PHOTO THEME CHALLENGE

H for Hands

It is said that one’s hands can tell tales about the owner, from details of their background to character, health, relationship bliss, future, and fortune. Therefore, it’s no wonder that hands are fascinating appendages of human structure that’s worth admiring and photographing.

For the H letter of the photo theme challenge, it was a tussle between doing photos for History or Hands. I love history and I am one of those who haunts museums and soaks up stories of long past history, but I settled for Hands in this case.

Close-up portraits of body parts can be magnificent. They can also have a meaning and send a strong message. Such photographic portraits imply which sex the part belongs to, the possible age of the owner, their social condition, and a lot of other things. Our body parts portraits reveal many details than one would be tempted to believe.

Photographing The Hands

While photographing these hands, my main interest is to tell the person’s story. For example, the first photo is the cobbler that I pass by occasionally. His hands were always busy repairing shoes and I wanted to take shots of them whilst he worked.

Photo, Body Parts, Hands, Photo Tips, Subjects Story, Photography

The second photo is a perfumer at work. She makes fragrance from natural ingredients and always had some henna painting on her hands. I wanted to capture her painted hands as she worked and filled the bottles.

Photo, Body Parts, Hands, Photo Tips, Subjects Story, Photography

Tips & Recommendations for photographing hands: read more…

Entwining – Mundane Monday Challenge

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

Entwining, Flower, Photograph

Curl around me, my sweetheart and wrap your tendrils around my torso.

Let the bright blossoms of your bloom and the honeysuckle of your breath

refresh my sturdy stance.

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Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Through The Glass…

Perspective is what transforms a photo that would otherwise look ordinary, to an image interesting enough to spare several looks.

Sometimes, it’s just playing around with angles and lighting that does the trick.

Photograph, Illumination, Perspective, Through The Glass

Glass of Water, Photograph, Perspective

For little tips on photography, you can check out my blog, The Art of Beautiful Expressions. 

Stark and Beautiful…

My main attraction was the young tree that had nothing much to show in the name of leaves caught in-between two richer siblings and I wanted to pay her starkness some attention because I found her beautiful nonetheless.

I simply love the juxtaposition with the building which wasn’t the initial plan.

Nature, Photography, Landscape, Beautiful, Juxtaposition

Quick Tips For Budding Photographers

So you’ve caught the passion for photography? As a beginner consider these tips on camera, learning, experiment, and practice below as you commence the journey of finding your foot in the huge world of image making.

Beginner photographers, digital photography, photo tips, camera, learning, experiment, practice

1. Resist the urge to splurge.

Yes indeed, this is a common weakness of picking up a passion especially one like photography. The urge to buy an expensive camera and many gadgets that you believe would make your images great. simply kicks in. It’s quite possible to get great shots with an inexpensive point and shoot cameras. The important thing is understanding the gadget that you are presently using and practice, practice, practice. By the time you are ready for an upgrade, you have a better idea of what you want. Going overboard to acquire gadgets sometimes leads to spending on things that we may end up not using.

2. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Your cheap point and shoot camera might just surprise you with its output when you invest time to go through its manual and understand it. Play around and shoot with different settings and focal points as much as you can to see what you like and what works best.

3. Get a tripod or lightweight Gorillapod.

This gives your photos stability especially if your hands are not steady. Your images would turn out way better and there are lots of inexpensive tripods that you can invest in. Read More…