The Egg

I had an assignment to complete today.

Weeks ago I signed up for Camilla and Caroline’s photography workshop. As much as I love blogging, my lack of photographic knowledge often leaves me wanting to know more. I admire both these ladies’ photos and was sure they’d have much to offer.

Our first assignment: framing an egg. In a nutshell, we were to take photos of a white egg on a white and black background, then feel free to explore a bit.

I was at my parents house today, so when they took the boys out for a walk I took advantage of the quiet. My favorite images I came up with:

Bec 006

Bec 008

Bec 011

Bec 016

Bec 020

Bec 025

Bec 029

I was amazed at how the color of the egg changed just by the background and the lighting. It was fun to just play around with something simple, just to take a photo and see what happened. To see what the light did, how the shadows played against it, how one little movement made such a change.

I learned that I won’t become a better photographer until I take the time to really learn what my camera does. I didn’t have the manual with me, so once again I was just experimenting without knowing what I was really doing. For the next assignment I’d like to take the time to read through my camera manual, as well as pay better attention to my choice in settings and the results that I get.

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23 responses to “The Egg

  1. the egg against the grey kitty, is just beautiful.

  2. Mayor

    Sweet! I love that you are doing this…

  3. Your white-on-whites are really nicely exposed. Another photogenic kitty comes through.

  4. isn’t it great to be part of this wonderful project! a way to hone our skills with so much support. your kitty looks like he/she might like to hatch that egg!

    i took many months to go through my camera manual and a book — just one setting at a time, using it until i felt comfortable. you’ll be amazed how all of a sudden it feels right. good luck! it’s a fun journey!

  5. Your fifth shot here is great in composition. It is a great close up of your subject and the contrast of light and dark is right on.

    :)Lisa

  6. oh the egg with the kitty….so sweet….

    yay… so much fun!

  7. What a beautiful cat, love the egg against the fur. It is so nice to see what adventures all the eggs had.

  8. Nice job on your first assignment. I really like the first one. A lot of times you can find your camera manual on line. Glad to meet you!

  9. Linda

    They are all lovely pictures, I do very much like your cat!
    I need to work through my camera manual too.

  10. splendid job with this first assignment! your cat turned out to be a nice addition here πŸ˜‰

  11. You did a great job! The cat is a perfect companion for the little egg!

  12. Looks like a fun and informative class. I love that photo with the egg and cat!

  13. Beautiful background texture on the first image, very nice contrast with the smooth egg. I like the ripped egde of the paper, gives the image even more dimension. I think the exposure is spot on in image 3- 4, nice.
    Fun kitty prop….is that a bat mobil or spaceship…either way fabby creativity!
    Can’t wait to see what you come with next week!

  14. I like the egg with cat (or cat with egg) photo!

  15. simplyussix

    I love the top photo the best. The background the egg is on is so pretty.

  16. Which came first–the kitty or the egg? πŸ˜› Sounds like a fun photography assignment!

  17. Good for you! Isn’t it amazing how the egg pops out so white against the kitty.

  18. Your shots are good! I lov ethe idea of using a black cat for a background – wish I’d thought of that one!

  19. I like the third shot – almost hazy. By the way, have you ever read “The Egg and I?” It’s by the same who who wrote Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Parts of it are dated but parts are LOL funny.

  20. Stacey

    I really like the third shot how the rough edges of the paper contrast with the eggs smooth edges. Sorry I’m so late in commenting.

  21. That sounds like a fun class. I like the kitty and egg shot but if I’d tried it round here there would be egg all over the kitten.

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