Week Five: Out in the Field

This week I was able to get back out there and take some photos. My cousin graduated this past Friday and I was able to learn how it was to take photos indoors, and with flash. This also allowed me to learn how to take photos without posing and being quick with a camera. I think I got genuine moments.



This week I also stopped by my local library just to see if there were any books that could help me with my project because I do know we are learning using the internet. I found a book that provided ideas for what types of photos I could take. A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. This book helped me find different ideas and how to do it.

This week was a pretty interesting one. I am glad I had the opportunity to go out and take photos in real time, although many were blurry, I still think I was able to capture the emotion. I will take the photos that are blurry and edit them, to make them look like they are supposed to be blurry (which I will show in the next blog)

This week, in Estevan, we had a couple of days of rain. Every night it seemed there was a thunderstorm, which I am not complaining because I absolutely love storms. I took my brother outside just as the sun was setting and was able to get some pretty great shots, not particularly of him, but of the sky. These also helped me figure out how to get the camera in a good position for natural light. I found when I was lower to the ground the lighting was better, as well as when I faced the sunset. My brother wasn’t too happy about it, but in the end he’s a natural.

On my last week, I plan on going out and getting photos inspired by the book and really get more into a different type of edit for the photos.


Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, each day can end beautifully
-Kristen Butler







6 thoughts on “Week Five: Out in the Field

  1. Erica Watson-Daniels says:

    Hi Kelsey! Great photos! I have been following the “A Beautiful Mess” blog for years. I even purchased one of their e-courses! There are blog tips on their website as well lol. Looking forward to your next post.


    • kelseypotoma says:

      I will have to take a closer look at their blogs. I found the book helped me a lot in taking photos and I have been able to achieve better photos/different photos than what I was taking before. Thank you for your feedback!


  2. Daniellekelln says:

    Hi Kelsey! You are doing amazing, these photos are beautiful! πŸ™‚ I love how you have figured out where it is better to use flash and not or depending on where you are positioned the better the picture will be! Keep up the good work πŸ™‚


  3. Raegyn Fulmek says:

    Beautiful pictures! I like the idea that you took the time to stop at the library, in my opinion that is still a form of “tech” you could be using. You are still learning from another source, which I think is important. Which do you prefer.. to learn from the internet or reading from a book?


    • kelseypotoma says:

      I like watching the videos and being able to just pull up and have the product right there, compared to reading the book. But with the book I found, I am able to read a description and look at what the final photo should look like.


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