We're thrilled to have Allison Waken here today sharing a week of photo prompts. Allison is one of our contributing photographers for the 1000 Words : Capture More class and we're excited to share some of her beautiful photos here on the blog! If you'd like to share your photos using these prompts on twitter or instagram, we'd love if you'd use the hashtag #SCphotoprompts so we can see what you do!!
Hi everyone! Allison here today to share a week's worth of photo prompts with you. For me, there are times when I can't put my camera down. I'm just in the "groove" and am inspired by others. Other times, I'm not so inspired. I love photo prompts because they work for either situation. Whether you're using a Point and Shoot camera, a phone, or a DSLR photo prompts can point you a certain direction but it's your imagination, your life, that is told through the photo.
#2 Get Down - one of my favorite perspectives of children is down low, more at their level. I think it tells such a different story than we normally see standing above them.
#3 White Space - I love it on a scrapbook page and I love it in photos. Try to consciously compose a photo to include lots of white space.
#4 Get in the photo - I know it's hard sometimes, but try to make an effort to take a photo with you in it! Utilize your camera timer or remote if you have one.
#5 Light - see your photo in a different way using light. This could be interpreted in many different ways. For this shot I turned off all the lights and used the light from the computer to light up the boys' faces.
#7 Selective Focus - this technique can be achieved with a wide open aperture (if you're using a DSLR) or even the tilt shift effect on Instagram. I got this shot by "panning" focusing on my son using a slower shutter speed and moving my camera along with him as I took the shot.