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Developing Your Eye II, Day Five: “Moment”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Five: “Moment”

I took this photograph at a local Japanese Festival known as Yosakoi. The intentional blurriness is to strengthen the  “time and fleetingness” of the motion of the dancers. The camera speed is slower at 1/80 or 0.0125 second in the late evening lighting.

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Developing Your Eye, Day Pour: “Moment”

Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Moment”


Day Five: “Moment” — Capture Motion

Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s the small moments, this motion, that we love to document.

Consider one such moment brought to life by a Sufi dancer, in the courtyard of a former traveler’s inn in Cairo:

 

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The colors, the music, the chanting,the whirling… Sufi dancers are mesmerizing: they spin themselves into meditative states. Here, a moment becomes an eternity.

Think about the fleeting moments you experience each day — from a moment with your child to a commute through the subway among strangers. What moment will you share with us?

Today’s Tip: Movement is a great way to convey time and fleetingness. Play with motion and achieve varied results by turning your flash off. Or using a tripod to keep your camera steady. Or panning your camera across your scene while following a moving subject.

Visit the resource page for more tips on photographing motion. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

 


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Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Connect”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Connect” 
My submission is the landscape frame of the First Penang Bridge connecting Penang Island to the Mainland. This photograph was taken from Penang Hill.
SP Lim
The First Penang Bridge

The First Penang Bridge


 Day Five: “Connect” — Tag Your Photo

In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever.

 

Day 5 - Connect

Day 5 – Connect

There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

Today’s Tip: Add relevant tags to your post, like “photography.” The image above could also be tagged with “bridge” and “San Francisco.” Tags group your related posts together, help to organize your site content, and tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for others to find your latest posts in the Reader.

Visit the resource page for details on tagging. Don’t forget to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team


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