I'm Ingunn. This blog is about learning to make photos instead of just taking them. This is where I collect and express ideas and thoughts, and sometimes I might get sidetracked, too! There is so much to be learned. I have an urge for making life better, simpler and tastier. My picture galleries are in the sections travel and portfolio. I write in English, but I am Norwegian, and comments are most welcome in both languages.


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Square thinking

"Square thinking" is usually not considered to be very creative, but there are exceptions. Sometimes being square is just right. I have been fascinated by the square format for some time, and I think this would be a fun project to work with more systematically in the next few months. This morning I needed to cheer myself up a bit, as being loaded with work and chores lately made me moody. "All work and no play", right? A little inspiration came from a free e-book by Andrew Gibson, too.

I brought my camera and tripod outside and immersed myself in the flowers on my patio. No need to go far when you possess a macro lens! What I was after was refractions in droplets, abstractions and details, maybe even some lens flare, and I got it all. I didn't have very much time to spare, and photography felt like hard work today. I'm not really very pleased with these images, but it was a new beginning after the short hiatus forced upon me by working a lot lately. A couple of images have been added to the Abstract gallery in my portfolio.

Via Andre Gibson's ebook I found Andy Brown, who's work is very inspirational. I had an unusually strong emotional response to his images, partly because they made me feel jealous of the opportunity he apparently has to photograph exactly the kind of seascapes that I love the most, but live very far away from. He has captured these so incredibly beautiful, and I love his strong compositions and his graphic style in general. I feel humble to expose any images of mine in the same blog post that includes his, but I hope he will forgive me if he ever sees them.

What do you think of the square format? Any good examples of your own? Why don't you leave a link and a comment?

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