Africa 2017 Trip

Africa 2017 Trip  - student project

I recently went on a holiday to South Africa. Here are some of the photo's that were taken on my Canon 700D DSLR. I am very new to photography & learnt how to operate my DSLR on the first day of my trip, so please excuse me of any high expectations! Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

RULE OF THIRDS: Here I tried to capture the natural landscape of Africa's flora, along with my father & his hunting guide, in the bottom third of the photo.

Africa 2017 Trip  - image 1 - student project

LEADING LINES (& DON'T FORGET TO LOOK BACK!): This photo was taken at a local endurance competition. The road leads into the farm at which the event was held, however I took the photo upon looking back at the entrance in which we came from. The bushes and fencing was used to subtly frame the dirt road (leading line).

Africa 2017 Trip  - image 2 - student project

SYMMETRY: This photo was taken upon our first day spent exploring, when I was obsessed with photographing everything interesting I saw even if I was not quite sure what it was - *ametuer photographer alert* Whilst this photo isn't symmetrical to the definition, I love how the bush in the bottom left - hand corner makes a not so significant difference. 

Africa 2017 Trip  - image 3 - student project

HIGHER GROUND: This photo was taken by my father, although I would still like to share it. He hiked to the top of a mountain which shadowed our stay, and this is the photo which he took. You may not be able to see small detail of the life below but I still admire the photo. 

Africa 2017 Trip  - image 4 - student project

REPETITIONS (& PATTERNS) AND ALSO FRAMING: Since we were constantly surrounded by different types of cacti, I took the opportunity to photograph a family of them where I saw repetitions in their structure. It wasn't until I looked at the photo afterwards that I realised I subconsciously framed this photo with the neighbouring tree hanging above. 

Africa 2017 Trip  - image 5 - student project

GO BIG, OR MORE LIKE GO SMALL: Here is a little snapshot of a box of mini cacti I captured at a local farmers market. I loved their variation despite how little they were.

Africa 2017 Trip  - image 6 - student project

Thank you for taking the time to view my project of photography in South Africa.

Thank you Mariya for such a wonderful and extremely helpful class. I loved that it was short and sweet, which meant it was easy to download and keep in my pocket so I could refer to it during my travels. :)