Saturday, December 26, 2015

Adding a Human Touch

Week 7 of my Still Life Photography class introduced the addition of a human touch to our photos. Anyone that knows me is aware that my photos are usually birds and blooms so I found this a stimulating challenge.

Christmas day I pounced on family members to indulge my project and I was obliged with some satisfactory results using my Canon EOS Rebel T5.
There's a new photographer in the family and our granddaughter was happily snapping away with her new polaroid camera. I took a copy with my phone of her shot of me drinking tea. Her original looked better as there was quite a bit of glare from the glossy surface when I took this.
Linking with Mosaic Monday.

40 comments:

  1. Hello Judith, these are all awesome. You did great with the still life and human touch. The photo of you is lovely too. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Those are really good photos! I love the one of you as well!

    Deanna

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  3. U think your granddaughter may be a natural at taking photos!

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  4. OOH MY! I didn't mean U...I meant I think your granddaughter may be a natural at taking photos!

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  5. Very beautiful, interesting and festive images! Great photos by you and of you.
    Have a lovely Christmassy weekend! xx

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  6. very interesting class.....happy holidays to you & your family! I look forward to your continuation of happy posts, in 2016.

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  7. Hello, Judith and a very Merry Christmas. That human touch clearly adds a special dimension to your photos.

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  8. These are wonderful Judith...and a grandchild following in her grandmother's footsteps!

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  9. Wonderful photos Judith. Nice to have helpers around. And polaroids must be back in fashion.
    I particularly love the first one--the lighting, color and warmth. Great job!

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  10. Don't we all need a human touch? That was a beautiful challenge, Judith, and I like your results and your granddaughter's, too. You with a cup of tea is a lovely sight!

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  11. Hello, lovely lady! You look so nice drinking your tea {[smiles}}

    I just loved the images and how you incorporated a human touch into each photo. Beautiful job!

    Have a blessed evening, my friend. Hugs!

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  12. Your shots are really 'so true', catching moments of real ordinary life, especially the first one which makes the cover of this lovely post of yours, I love it so much, it's sounds like a still-life, but the presence of the touch of a hand makes this branches come back to their life ... it's stunning, thank you Judith for sharing such beauty !
    Hope that your Christmas was Very Merry I wish to you and yours that the remainder of your holiday may bring you further Happiness and Joy,
    fondly,
    Daniela

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  13. Great challenge! And you rose to it with some great photos!

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  14. What a difference it makes, adding just that hand or portion of a hand to a photo! Loved this series, Judith, and got some useful ideas from it. thanks much and a belated Merry Christmas to you! Jackie xx

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  15. I love the addition of the bit of human touch! That first photo is just beautiful. I love the berries and the fingerless-gloved hand touching them. That's a great photo. And so nice to see you sipping your tea! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Judith. xo

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  16. The first photo is really beautiful : the light, the colours all is well thought.
    Have a nice week.

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  17. Just lovely! I often use hands in photos. It gets a person in a photo without making him or her upset. =D It certainly does give a photo that human touch.

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  18. Your family members made great hand models! I love that polaroid cameras are making a comeback in this digital age.

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  19. The first photo is especially remarkable. I love it. The photo your granddaughter snapped of you is pretty nice too. I love seeing photos of my blogging friends in the act of every day pleasantries, such as sipping tea and enjoying your family. Happy new year to you Judith !

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  20. You are learning a lot in your photography classes, Judith. I'd also like to take classes one day and be a better photographer. Your granddaughter took a nice photo! Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  21. I particularly like the first image with the red berries, and the one stirring the mixture in the pan. The hands really add to these images. Well done, and happy new year!

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  22. You are really doing well with your photography classes,Judith. These are great shots! But of course I *especially* love the one of you with your tea in hand! ♥

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Hugs!

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  23. Good morning, Judith! I just wanted to stop back and say thank your for hosting Mosaic Monday this past year. I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!
    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  24. How lovely these are ... I am sure you will get an A+ in that photo class ;)))! (Seriously, your photos are beautifully composed and I admire you for taking the class ... I need to take a lesson and not be so lazy). Your granddaughter is good with her camera too... And she had a beautiful subject! Happy New Year and thank you for hosting and sharing ... I learn so much here!

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  25. You've really had some interesting challenges and I'm sure you've enjoyed learning from this course. Well done! And I love the one of you drinking tea...very nice! Enjoy your day sweet friend and Lavender Sis, Diane

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  26. I'd say you are doing amazing at your challenge! Lovely images. How nice your granddaughter is following in your photosteps.

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  27. Thank you for being hostess to this lovely meme.
    Love the very first pic with the berries.
    MB

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  28. Beautiful! Thank you for hosting. I always look forward to this party. The first image is my favorite. You should have some cards made of some of your photos.
    Happy New Year!

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  29. Wonderful series of pictures and such lovely idea of yours, of "a human touch"!! Many aspects captured through your camera lens!
    Have a good start in week, thank you for hosting and a Happy New Year, in 2016!

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  30. Some nice shots! You will make a good instructor for your granddaughter.
    Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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  31. I continue to be so impressed with all of your photography, Judith! (I could definitely use some tutoring in the still life area.) And what a great shot of you by your granddaughter--I love it!

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  32. Judith, Taking a photography class. Is it on-line or in your area? That is a great idea! Looking forward to your pics in 2016. Sylvia D.

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  33. I'm a bit late...forgot to do a collage! How fun to have another photographer in the family! Love your photos...there is a debate about human glimpses in for sale item photographs for websites...some say yes, some no...not sure. Have a Happy New Year Judith and thanks for hosting!
    Ruth

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  35. Your images are lovely; I especially like the photo of you in the kitchen drinking tea, and all dressed up! My daughter and grandson are here and we're enjoying tea together in the mornings. I bought some Christmas tea and some Raspberry Chai from Munchie's - really delicious. Happy New Year to you and Glenn!
    Hugs, Beth

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  36. I like the addition of hands to your shots and how lovely of your family to oblige!

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  37. Dearest Judith; Oh, I'm really impressed with your Wonderful Photographs♡♡♡ It sure is great that your family to oblige and understanding for what you have interested in♪
    Thank you SO much for your efforts as a host; wishing to contribute next year as well(♡^.^♡)

    Hoping you will have a wonderful and happy coming Year 2016, Dear friend☆☆☆
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Canada, xoxo Miyako*

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  38. Happy New Year Judith and what a way to end yours...you did a marvelous job at this challenge. I am going to try and take on new ways to share my blog posts this coming year. Ha ha we shall see how that works. Hugs and Blessings tucked in for a Happy New Year, and thank you again for all that you do. I appreciate you so much~

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  39. The addition of the human touch brings such movement to an otherwise 'still' life picture. I need to ponder this.

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