I believe the best way to improve your photography is to practice. That's what I love about a 365 project because you pick up the camera each day, even if you don't really feel like it. I completed my first photo-a-day project in 2014 and found over the course of a year my photography had significantly improved. You might follow prompts each day or photograph what is happening in your life at that particular moment. Trying to photograph different subjects at varying times of day with different lighting can bring you out of your comfort zone and challenge your skills as a photographer.
But I've decided to challenge myself even further. In addition to my project 365, I'm going to try something a little different each week by taking ten photos of the same subject.
The first subject for my Take Ten project is a rose.
Winter is here and before the roses have their annual pruning, I've managed to keep some blooms on the bushes to enjoy a little longer. The flower I've photographed is called Mr Lincoln. These flowers are vibrant red and have the most amazing perfume.
Thinking of ten different ways to photograph this flower was quite challenging but I managed to try a few things and am really happy with the outcome. There was the whole flower from side on; looking down onto the flower two ways; the view from underneath the flower; a close up of the texture in the petals; an abstract of the petals; the leaves in different lighting and let's not forget those very sharp thorns.
So here is my Take Ten of the rose:
Thanks for reading and remember to make everyday beautiful!