Find my eye : a photo walk
Apart from Creative Courage class, I'm also taking some other classes. One of them is photography class by Kat Eye Studio. I learned of Kat's classes via Nini from Made by Nini who shared the news of Kat offering free one week e-course called Fuel Your Creativity. I tried the free offer and found the class valuable and with the discount of 20%, I signed up for her photography class, Find Your Eye.
The class does not focus on photographic techniques (you can also download Kat's free e-book, Digital Photography Basics here) Instead, it talks about how to find your personal photographic style, how to express yourself and connect with your art through photography.
The first lesson is about looking at my own photos. I'm not a good photographer. Most of my photos are of my artworks and work process with some closed-up shots of flowers, trees and plants. I notice that I only have a few of people shots. I guess I am just too shy to take other people's photos.
Yesterday I was not really in a mood for work. I had to go to post office anyway so it's a good excuse for going out. They says you can find inspirations everywhere, especially in the market where there is plenty of shapes and colors to explore so that's where I took my 'photo walk'. I forgot my camera so I used my old iphone to take photos of fruits, vegetable and grocery items. There were a lot of people in the market. I had to be quick in taking each photo and here are some of the shots. Sorry for the lousy photo quality. It's the best I could do with my old iphone.
It seems that I was more drawn to closed-up looks of all the shapes and colors. Different shapes and colors build up interesting patterns and I feel I can develop these photos into some kind of illustrated patterns. It will be a fun little project.
As for the class, Kat asks what I feel about photos I took. I think I have the feeling of not-so-sure. I love the colors and pattern but I need to learn more and take more photos. Practice, practice, practice :)