Everyday Creative’s 52 Project – Week 21

Photography Project 52 – Week 21 – Foreground

What is Project 52? – Take one picture this week using the weekly theme of Peaceful to prompt your creativity.

  •  Why do it? – We hope to improve our picture taking skills, become more creative & make friends in the process! 

  •  Weekly themes will be posted each Thursday morning.  You are encouraged to share your images in the comments and on our Facebook page, or Facebook group.  All skill levels are welcome as this is an opportunity to share and learn together no matter when we start out.  We’ll do shout outs and favorite shares from the prior weeks assignments on Facebook and on our weekly theme articles.

 

Heidi is out of town this week.  We will miss her image and her lively commentary!  In the meantime, I apologize, you are stuck with me (Kesti).
Coming up with this week’s inspiration image for the assignment of Foreground has been a challenge for me.  Most of what I’ve learned about taking better images has been to simplify and get rid of distracting elements in my pictures.   However, when used wisely, a good foreground (the part of the image nearest to the viewer), can add interest, context and lead the eye to the main subject.  This is my son, in one of his quieter moments.  I say “quieter” because there are still sounds happening, usually in the form of car engines revving and screeching.  How do little boys instinctively know how to make realistic car sounds?  I’ve been a mom of 3 boys for 11 years and I still sound like I’m spitting when asked to try.
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My Dad, Richard, used his horse’s mane as a foreground to get a shot of his friend on their 55 mile endurance horse race.  55 miles, you say?!?!  Yes, that’s right.  I’ve gone on a few long horse rides with him (maybe 15 miles) and I was so sore, I couldn’t walk for a week!  Endurance horse racing is not for the faint of heart..   And He doesn’t like to tell people (so I’ll do it for him…sorry, Dad!), but he usually wins these races.

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Shannon’s daughter was tired of taking care of her just past shoulder length hair.  She wanted something simple and asked to get a short haircut.    She decided on a stacked A-line bob which is really cute!

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What is interesting this week, is that we all used the foreground prompt in the same way as an out of focus element in the image to help frame a single subject!    Definitely all on the same page.  Some other great ways to utilize foreground is to have the foreground in focus and the rest out of focus.  You can also do a landscape image with everything in focus taking the image very close to the ground to get the foreground to take up 1/3 to half of the image.  Lots of options!

Please feel free to jump on board with Everyday Creative’s Project 52 anytime!  We would love to see your images for this weeks prompt of Foreground!  Share in the comments, on our Facebook page or join our Facebook group.  

Here is the list of all our past prompts with links to the articles to see more of our image shares.

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