Thursday, April 26, 2012

{5 ideas} for week in the life photography

{tues} negative space

Well, I took the plunge and decided to join *week in the life*. I figured a lot of you were doing the same, so today I'll be sharing some fun photography ideas for this project.

When I'm documenting entire days, sometimes I want a break from trying to capture everything as it happens and just want a no brainer prompts. Here are 5 ideas for capturing things you just might want to remember....

1. Capture negative space.  Take a photo leaving negative space.  This is artistic, plus it gives you a fun place for journaling or embellishments.  The photo of the white cherry blossoms above is my example of this from Tuesday.

2. His & Hers.  (or She & Hers if it's you and your sister or you and your bestie)  This includes anything that you both have.  Below is my His & Hers with our cell phones.  I don't know about you, but I switch out my phones every year or so, and I wish I have taken a photo like this last year when we both had Blackberrys.  Other ideas for this prompt are cars, shoes, drinks, laptops, etc.

{tues} his &hers

3. From the ground up. This is by far my favorite way to capture an entire scene. All you have to do is set your camera on a table, desk, or low to the ground, aim in the general direction of what you trying to capture and snap away.  Below I was able to capture my puppy Ponyo while playing in the yard.....

{tues} from the ground up

4. Pretty Pattern. This is a full shot only of a pattern you love. I find that it is fun to document these types of things because they look sweet printed out and are often things I tend to replace or switch out as the seasons change of I get tired of them. Below is our new doormat. I think it's nice and cheerful : )

{tues} pretty pattern

5. What's In My Bag. This type of photo has been the most fun to look at and scrapbook with once printed out (for me). It can apply to your purse, your laptop bag, your camera bag, your makeup bag, etc. Below is what was in my purse on Tuesday.....

{tues} what's in my bag

Originally, I wasn't going to participate in *week in the life*, so I have no Monday photos. I am totally okay with that. And I will probably only have photos using these same prompts for every day and I'm okay with that too. I'm just going with the flow. To mix it up a little I thought it would be fun to also share my Wednesday photos which are only taken with my camera phone.....

{wed} week in the life

From left to right, top to bottom, here are my pics....

1.  Negative Space.  The pretty raindrops on Ryan's car window.
2.  What's in my bag.  This time it's my laptop bag.
3.  His & Hers.  Our espresso drinks while working at Cafe Ladro.
4.  Negative Space again.  But this time, it's a self portrait.
5.  Pretty Pattern.  The magnolia petals in the yard.
6.  From the ground up.  Ryan working on his laptop at the coffee shop, with the photo taken from the table.

I hope you enjoy these prompts as much as I have.  <3 Carrie


  1. What great ideas these are, thanks for sharing them. I especially like the negative space and the his/hers idea. It's awesome your jumping in on this project, it makes me happy when looking back at it.

    p.s. I always love doing the ones from the ground up, did one of those today and love it.
    Enjoy your week!

  2. Lovely post and great photography! I really like your blog! :)

  3. Love this so much carrie! your photos are always so beautiful, I am trying to find my style with my new camera now!

  4. This is great! I know lots and lots about sewing but photography still scares me a little bit. I did take a class in college where I had to develop the film so I know a little bit about the medium but seeing others tips always helps me :)

  5. love this! your photography inspires me :)