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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)