Monday, April 16, 2012
In the Backyard
Every now and then I feel like photographing something different, and it had been a long time since I had photographed anything other than portraits, sports, or weddings. When I first started learning photography, I would carry my FM camera and shoot random things - I would walk around and photographed whatever I thought would look interesting, but developing and archiving film became cumbersome, and I stopped doing it too often. I felt inspired recently to pick up the camera give myself a challenge of turning the "ordinary into the extraordinary." I limited myself to shooting just in my backyard, and waited for the nice light in the evening. Armed with just one lens (my favorite, 35mm f/2), I spent an hour shooting stuff in the backyard while I waited for my laundry to finish. Here are my favorite images from that session.