Picture perfect practice

Picture Perfect Practice | Meghann Maguire Photography

Well I'm back with picture perfect practice. I only just made it. Thanks to Jade for the accountability! While shooting this month I find that I naturally shoot with a lot of negative space and don't look out for different ways to put balance into my images. I think thats whats really great about doing little projects like this, it gets you thinking and trying other compositions while shooting. I get so stuck in doing the same things.

Jade my partner in crime has a wonderful blog post here explaining what we were doing this month.

The kids were trying on their costumes for book week when I noticed the cool shadow in the back ground. I played around so I good a nice balance. Balancing with the shadow.

The kids were trying on their costumes for book week when I noticed the cool shadow in the back ground. I played around so I good a nice balance. Balancing with the shadow.

Balancing with shadows. I think the top one works better.

Balancing with shadows. I think the top one works better.

Here is a good example of moving yourself just slightly to get more of a balance. There's no real balance going on in this picture. Take a look at the next image.

Here is a good example of moving yourself just slightly to get more of a balance. There's no real balance going on in this picture. Take a look at the next image.

Just by moving myself to the left, I was able to get a balance with the mushrooms and from the top and bottom edges.

Just by moving myself to the left, I was able to get a balance with the mushrooms and from the top and bottom edges.

With this image of a couples session I did, I balanced them with the trees.

With this image of a couples session I did, I balanced them with the trees.

This was such a cute moment, my husband showing the kids how we used to record music. I was trying to balance with the two tapes in the same thirds.

This was such a cute moment, my husband showing the kids how we used to record music. I was trying to balance with the two tapes in the same thirds.

Balancing with the same distance around all the edges.

Balancing with the same distance around all the edges.

Clutching at straws here. balance with the bushes.

Clutching at straws here. balance with the bushes.

Remember to go see what Jade has done this month.

Picture Perfect Practice | Meghann Maguire Photographer

Hello everyone!

Its been such a long time since I did my last blog. Ive been on a much need social media detox. But Im back with a new monthly project that I'm doing with my photographer pal Jade Hallam. We've decided to work from a book called Picture Perfect Practice. I noticed with my work lately that I was getting lazy and not experimenting with my compositions. So what better way to get me thinking outside the box with a little project.

This month was geometry using shapes such as squares, rectangles, circles, triangles to help with framing, pattern and balance. I'm very much centre focused.

I'm definitely warming up and struggled a little. With rain and stuff. But here is what I came up with. 

Make sure to go check out Jades beautiful blog. She goes into a little more detail with her pictures.

Dont forget to check out Jade.