For a while now there has been a new trend emerging in photography, particularly flower photography. The trend I’m talking about is the flat image, where there’s little tone and shadow within the photo and it appears to have a subtle white film over it, creating a delicate vintage feel to the overall image.
I guess you could say this trend has been prominent in photography for quite a while now and this is down to the rise in photography apps. Some say this is a cheats way to create this effect, and I tend to agree, but it lets the novice photographer create an image they might not necessarily be able to do otherwise. Controversial I know! When I take my photos, as long as the image is right in my camera first, then the app just enhances the overall look instantly. Here’s a few photos I’ve been experimenting with, I’m getting there!
It’s not just photography that features this flat photo trend, more and more products on the high street and online are applying this design and the results are wonderful and elegant…
1. Wondland Floral Face Watch from Olivia Burton 2. Peonies Hand Stitched Journal from Paperchase 3. Like Yesterday Pillow from Sylvia Cook Photography 4. Technicolour Xhatch iPhone Case from Ted Baker
So next time you photograph your favourite flower, food or building why not apply this flat style, it will enhance your photos more than you think.
June was a wonderful month for getting out with the camera, and it seems there was one subject I couldn’t get enough of – flowers, roses in particular, and my Instagram feed was full of them. They are stunning at this time of year and I couldn’t resist capturing them all…
I can’t believe that it’s 5 years ago that I started my photo of the day challenge ‘I Saw This & Thought…’! If I’m being honest I thought it would only last for a year before I stopped. But it’s an addiction, trying to out do myself with each photo, challenging myself to take better pictures and show you what I find interesting and quirky in everyday life. The photo’s I take are not just for me, they’re for everyone and I hope I’m able to spark memories, create talking points or even just make you smile.
I’ve taken over 1,300 photos during my challenge and these are just some of them. It was hard to choose which photos to put in my montage, but I decided to just go with the flow and pick some of my favourite and most popular pictures. You can see all of my photos on my Instagram page, where I continue to post my daily pictures.
Each photo has its own background story to tell and I know exactly where I was when I took each one, it’s almost like looking back at family photos, these pictures remind me of certain times in my life; happy memories, sad memories or even a time I just want to forget! But at the end of it all I love taking photo’s and my challenge now is to never stop, but to continue and see where it takes me; an exhibition? A book? Watch this space!
Oh and if you’d like to buy any of my prints they’re available at my Folksy shop here!
My obsession with food photography is growing by the week, I just can’t get enough of it! A photographer I love at the moment is Beth Galton, a New York based studio photographer who’s focuses on still life and food. I found Beth’s work by chance, it was her mesmerising Cut Food series that caught my attention to begin with and then I found her Landscapes project. The name intrigued me as it sat within her food photography series, but landscapes is outdoor scenery, right? So what has this got to do with food?
This is what… food landscapes that are intensely detailed and show our food close up, in a way we never take time to see. Beth Galton makes food beautiful.
Images courtesy of Beth Galton
Whilst checking my Instagram feed last week I came across the mesmerising iPhoneographer Jia Huey, from Singapore. His architectural shots, with beautiful lines and symmetry caught my instantly and I knew I wanted to see more. Jia captures Singapore in the most fascinating way, with glimpses of strong, bold architecture that draws you into each photo. Being a perfectionist and liking clean lines, these photos make me feel happy, and these are just some of my favourites.
More of Jia’s photos can be seen on his Instagram feed, through his Websta page here
Happy Friday folks! I had to share this photo with you today, as soon as I found it I knew I wanted to blog about it on my next Fun Friday post. It makes me chuckle but also stare in amazement at how the ice cream cone is balanced between the table and her nose! Probably some camera trickery going on here but who cares, it makes me smile!
Happy weekend x
Well I said last month that Spring had arrived but I think I underestimated it! April was beautiful and warm, which meant those flowers that were blooming in March were even more spectacular in April. There were pretty cherry blossom trees, which snowed delicate pink petals at the slightest of breezes and fields full of dazzling rape seed blooms contrasting against bright blue skies. Oh I did manage to capture some great signs and architecture in between…