Great Photos Begin with Fun

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Colorful BowlsCredit: Introspective Pics.

Do you enjoy taking pictures? Think about some of your favorite photographs, what were the circumstances surrounding them?  Perhaps you were on vacation or at a special event. Maybe some of your most cherished photographs are of your family at home. Whatever the circumstance or subject, chances are you’ve probably taken some of your best camera shots while you were having fun. 

Taking an award winning photograph will take a little practice but taking a great photo for fun is easy to do. In addition, some of the best photographs can be of the most unlikely subjects.  A great photo doesn’t have to showcase a person but could be anything. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. From a blade of grass to the sky, anything can make a beautiful image.  The beauty of a photo, as in life, is all in the eye of the photographer/beholder. 

Here are some tips for taking good photographs: 

  • Get down on the level of your subject 
  • Put your subject in front of a plain background 
  • Use a flash outdoors, especially when the sun is behind your subject 
  • Get close to your subject 

Beginners Guide to Photography

The following photographs are some of my personal favorites. I took all of them while having fun, either on vacation, or during a time of relaxation. You can see more photos on my blog "Introspective Pics by DebW07."

Blast of Color Colorful Bowls 1Credit: Introspective Pics.

These bowls were a recent Christmas gift from my better-half and I just adore these colorful bowls (and him). I enjoy looking at the colorful beauty of these bowls so much that I have them sitting on my kitchen table. 

Colorful Clarinets Colorful ClarinetsCredit: Introspective Pics.

Take photos of unusual items such as these colorful clarinets.

Candy Kisses Candy KissesCredit: Introspective Pics.

This proves that you can take a picture of anything and make it interesting. I bought a couple of bags of candy Kisses at an after Easter sale, put them in a candy bowl and noticed how pretty the colors were. I decided to take a close-up of the candies and "voila." 

Holidays 

Hanukkah CandlesCredit: Introspective Pics.

Hanukkah Candles Candles can provide the opportunity to take an interesting photograph. The light of the flame against the darkness is mesmerizing and you can get some beautiful photos from candles. Even when you blow out a candle, try taking a photo of the smoke and see what type of picture you get. 

Snowman Cupcakes Snowman CupcakesCredit: Introspective Pics.When it comes to photographs, my motto is "Take a photo of whatever catches your eye!" Several years ago, when my children were small, we were invited to a Christmas party. We made these cute snowmen cupcakes and I took this photo just prior to the party.

Ziggy Santa Ziggy SantaCredit: Introspective Pics.Ziggy is one of my favorite characters and I love taking photos of the little guy with the big heart.

Nature 

Sunset Sunset(97912)Credit: Introspective Pics.Each evening nature gives us an opportunity to take a stunning photograph. The beauty of a sunset is so inspiring that taking a photo seems like a natural thing to do. I have taken several sunset photos from several locations; this is one of my favorites. Also, if you are going to take a photo of a subject in front of a sunset, be sure to use a flash.

Pond Pond(97913)Credit: Introspective Pics.Sitting by a pond, listening to the tranquil sounds and gazing at the water can be a soothing experience. You can take several beautiful photos, such as the reflection of the sunlight hitting the pond.

Clouds Clouds(97914)Credit: Introspective Pics.Cloud figures change rapidly, their appearance can transform within a period of seconds. When you see a form that appeals to your eye, take your camera out fast and snap some photos. 

Trees Trees(97915)Credit: Introspective Pics.

The beauty of trees can be seen in several shapes, sizes, and colors and they are everywhere. Take several photos of your favorite trees from different angles and you may come up with some interesting snapshots. 

Reeds Stunning EnvironmentCredit: Introspective Pics.

When you come across something that takes your breath away, take a photo of it. This photo was taken while my husband and I were on vacation, taking a walk. It was a breezy day and the whistling sound was so soothing.

Flowers Flowers(97916)Credit: Introspective Pics.

Nature gives us so many opportunities for gorgeous photos, and flowers are one of the best ways to take a beautiful photograph. The colors, textures, shapes and sizes of flowers are all interesting subjects. Take different types of photos of the same flower, go far and near and then take photos of ladybugs, bees, or anything else that may be resting on the flower. 

Ocean The OceanCredit: Introspective Pics.

The ocean offers an ideal subject for exquisite photographs. I personally have several photos of the ocean and no two are identical. Also, no matter how many photos I take of the ocean, every time I visit the sea, I take more. 

Whimsical and Fun 

Optimist/Pessimist Optimist/PessimistCredit: Introspective Pics.

Is your glass half full or half empty? This photo was not planned; I took it while I was sitting in the lobby of a hotel waiting for my husband. I noticed my glass of water and thought, "I wonder what type of photo this would make," and then I snapped this photograph. 

Giant Lego Hagrid Lego HagridCredit: Introspective Pics.

At the height of the Harry Potter frenzy, Legoland in San Diego had several Harry Potter characters throughout the park, all made from legos. I snapped this photo of Hagrid with my youngest daughter (I blacked her out of the photo specifically for this article because she prefers to remain anonymous). 

Cakes Deb's Ziggy CakeCredit: Introspective Pics.

Taking photos of cakes can yield amusing and fun photos. While I tend not to order elaborate cakes, I make sure to personalize simple cakes. This "Ziggy" cake combines my favorite cake flavor with my favorite comic strip character.

 Madea CakeCredit: Introspective Pics.Seeing a person's reaction to a personalized cake gives me such a kick, and the reaction to this "Madea" cake was priceless. 

Sculptures SculptureCredit: Introspective Pics.

One year while on vacation, our family discovered a quaint sculpture garden. To me, this was the equivalent of a photographer's paradise, and I snapped a lot of photographs. I have several cherished photos of this whimsical sculpture garden but this is my very favorite. 

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These pictures are just a few I've taken over the years and I have lots of albums full of my favorite photographs. While I don't claim to be the best or even close to the best photographer, I have fun and love all my photos. I also use several of them in many of my articles and in my blog.

To see more of my photos take a look at my website "Introspective Pics by DebW07."

*All the photographs in this article are the property of Introspective Pics. No photo may be copied or reproduced in any way without the permission of the owner. ©Introspective Pics.  

 

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