This was a significant week in our vegetable garden; we started harvesting the crops. Pictured here is Helen, the oldest of my two children, next to the potatoes she’d just helped me dig up.
I was originally trying to get an arty image of the potatoes on their own. I had tried using the Samsung bridge camera I’ve borrowed for the online photography course I’m studying with Photography for Parents. At the last moment Helen decided she wanted to be in the shot and so she jumped in and struck a pose.
Unfortunately I just couldn’t get the shot I wanted with the Samsung and so I reverted to my Nikon, which isn’t as good. It has fewer manual controls and so I couldn’t get it to focus as I’d have liked. You can see the potatoes are clear and sharp whereas Helen is slightly blurred. It wasn’t quite the shot I was going for but I think Helen comes across very well none the less.
I took the shot in portrait mode. As Helen was in the frame, I took the image in black and white as I think portraits often work better with less colour. Other than adding the frame, it hasn’t been edited.
For those following my progress on the photography course, bear with me! I’ve been out and about experimenting but I have fallen slightly behind. Expect an update soon as I work through the final modules.
Disclosure: Photography for Parents is an advertiser on Ddbloguk but I have paid to undertake its online photography course and am under no commercial obligation to write about it. In other words, I’m doing it for fun!