MakeLight Photography Project – Week One

Week One

I have just this week started a photography online course with Emily Quinton which I am very excited about. Emily is running a worldwide course called the Makelight Online Photography Course pop over and take a look at her stunning photography it really is inspiring.

Photo collection of a project called Makelight photo workshop, flowers, shoes, a bowl with a plum in it

I am learning all the time on how to take better photos and it is great to connect with other photographers who have the same goal in mind.  I think that my love for photography started in earnest when I had my daughters and then the snapping started! Since then I have changed the way I look at things and try to search out the beauty in the most boring of situations.  Invariably I will be taking photos of my girls but I am branching out recently to take photo’s for my blog of food and products and such, which I have found challenging and it has surprised me how much fun I have found it.
I not only use my trusty Canon but also, as I always have it on me, I use my iPhone too, it’s so handy to be able to capture something on the hop, and quite often these are the photos that really work and have a bit of punch.

Four photos grouped together, one of shells in a small bowl, one of a mouse purse on a bookshelf, one of an alpine strawberry flower and one of a carnation flower in a paper cupcake holder.

I will be adding photo’s as I go so I can see the progress.  I will attempt to stay away from too much editing on the photo’s I add, however I have already made a faux pas, as I took some photos of the girls yesterday on my iPhone and went straight to Snapseed to edit  and uploaded onto my Instagram feed without even thinking- whoops big fail! Because I am so used to editing on my iPhone and then uploading I do it without thought, but I will make an effort to improve without the edit.

Have you or are you doing a photography course? How are you finding it, and is is changing your style of photo’s? I would love to hear your journey.
Photo of a mouse purse on a bookshelf

Photo of a craft elephant made with a milk container

Photo of a bunch of flowers
Close up ohoto of a bunch of pretty flowers
A plum in an oriental bowl

A bunch of flowers

A purple bag on a girls back with a pug on it
A black and white photo of a little girls shoes on a wood stump
A white carnation in a red and white floral paper cupcake holder

A small bowl full of white and brown shells

An alpine strawberry flower amongst the leaves of the plant.

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  1. September 19, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Oh I love this post Caroline! It's so lovely to see these images from your first week on the course. Some really beautiful ones. x

    • September 19, 2014 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Emily, it's been a great week, really enjoying finding my style and practicing more with light and less editing! x

  2. September 19, 2014 / 11:37 am

    What a fun post! I have been wanting to take a photography class, I'm just waiting for my son to getting a little older so I have a mommy moment or two to myself!!!

    • October 4, 2014 / 2:02 pm

      It is hard when they are little to get a bit of me time! I hope you find time to have a class, it is so much fun – Thanks so much for stopping by Mary 🙂

  3. September 23, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Ooo will have to check out this course! I'd love to be able to understand all the different settings on my camera – I usually trust the auto functions but I'm sure it can do so much more! Lovely post – looks like you take great pictures already by the way!

    • October 4, 2014 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle, it's been a bit of a learning curve for me too over the last two years to really understand the settings and not rely on the auto settings so much, there is so much more to learn though! A lot of fun to do though I really recommend it 🙂