May 30, 2010
Scavenger Hunt Sunday (Lesson 5: Composition)
Earlier this year, I started following TWOpeasinabucket’s Photography Course. In February, I completed Lesson Five: Composition…and then I just kinda lost track of the lessons. Janine has since decided to lead our group on the Photography Board in completing all 12 lessons, so I thought I’d pick up where I left off.  

In an effort to kill two birds with one stone, I thought I’d also post this week’s scavenger hunt items. I took a number of shots from various angles, but the shots I’ve posted below were my favorite. So, just in case you’ve forgotten (or didn’t know) the main points: 
  1. Keep it simple – eliminate distractions
  2. Apply the rule of thirds
  3. Keep an eye on the horizon
  4. Frame your subject
  5. Fill the frame
  6. Try a new perspective
Now for the scavenger hunt: 

1. Stack of Books 
(a stack of travel books from some of the various locations we’ve visited including Colorado, Miami, Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Anaheim and Boston – we’ve traveled many other places but haven’t collected books from each location)
Stack of Books
2. Street Sign (Children at Play)
Street Sign
3. Water (Just a few water bottles from our wedding in the refrigerator)
4. An Accessory (my favorite necklace and earrings)
5. Mailbox (our mailbox in fact)
Just in case you have any interest in participating, I’ll come back here to post next week’s items. 

    LOVE them!! I think the books and the jewelry are my favorites – I like the water one too…OK, you put my photos to shame LOL! :) Great job!

    BTW, I dropped off with the 2peas course too when I started at the “Flash” portion…

    I LOVE the perspective and composition of the books. I’m dying to read those titles to know where you traveled! I can’t quite make them out. Very creative on the jewelry. I love the edit on the children at play sign…it makes me almost feel like I’ll see a child run by at any moment. Great work!

    beautiful Ashley! I love everything about all of them, pretty much :)

    Wow, your fridge is SPOTLESS! AND so UNCLUTTERED!!!

    LOL Andrea – my husband is a neat freak but for this shot I removed a few things for the sake of composition.