Photo 101 by Nicole’s Classes: Day in the Life Project

The last part of Week One’s homework assignment for Photo 101 was to shoot a Day in the Life series about anything.  I was foiled (again) by the lack of small living things in my care (read: no pets, no kids), so I needed to think a little outside the box on my main subject.  After a few suggestions offered by my husband (day in the life of a bottle of wine, anyone?), I eventually settled on a little blue owl figurine that lives around my desk at home.

Even owls need a little boost in the morning sometimes.

f/2.2, 1/30 sec, ISO 400

f/2.2, 1/30 sec, ISO 400

What to wear . . . ?

f/5, 1/6 sec, ISO 400

f/5, 1/6 sec, ISO 400

Time to walk his pet dino.

f/8, 1/40 sec, ISO 100

f/8, 1/40 sec, ISO 100

Going for a hike.

f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO 100

f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO 100

Taking in the view from the top.

f/13, 1/25 sec, ISO 400

f/13, 1/25 sec, ISO 400

Visiting an art museum.

f/2.2, 1/400 sec, ISO 100

f/2.2, 1/400 sec, ISO 100

Dinner time!

f/3.5, 1/20 sec, ISO 400

f/3.5, 1/20 sec, ISO 400

Cheering on the U.S.A. while watching the Olympics.

f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO 400

f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO 400

Russia sounds cold . . .

f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO 100

f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO 100

Dreaming of warmer climes.  Good night!

f/1.8, 1/50 sec, ISO 800

f/1.8, 1/50 sec, ISO 800

Eh, I tried to “tell a story” with the series, but I still don’t feel very creative.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what to photograph around the house when it’s too cold to go outside?

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6 thoughts on “Photo 101 by Nicole’s Classes: Day in the Life Project

  1. In January, we were in such a cold snap here, it was not an enjoyable prospect to venture outside. I like winter! But -40C is not ideal out-in-nature weather, at least not for me. 😉 I’m in the process of completing a 52 Project, so it was tough. I did still bring my camera wherever I went and as such was able to get some nice shot despite the cold by simply watching the light around me while I drove the kids to school or the dog to the groomers, but I also started practicing close up photography and took pictures of flowers, plants, nuts, raisins. I really like your series of pictures of Owl. It reminds me of toy photography which I find so adorable but can never get to look quite right. I also like the idea of a day in the life of a bottle of wine. 😀

    • I’m definitely going to try bringing my camera more places as it warms up and I get out of the house more. The cold weather’s made me more of a hermit beyond going to work (no cameras allowed there). I may have to try a Project 52 after I finish this class. It sounds much more manageable than a 365!

  2. Megan, thanks for visiting my blog. Good for you, learning to use your camera. It’s been a huge blessing in my life and a life skill I think many more people should have (especially useful once you have children!). I only wish I had learned sooner. Keep working at it. There is so much to learn. The closet and hiking shots are my favorite. 🙂

    A great thing to do is to participate in a photography link-up. It’s a great place to receive encouragement and get to know other photogs. Here’s a good one: http://www.littlebylittleblog.com. She hosts “Little Things Thursday” each week. Join us!

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