Andrea Green Photography

March 3, 2011

My First Blog Post

Filed under: Landscapes, Seascapes — andreagreenphotography @ 2:23 pm

Hey Everyone,

Well here it finally is, my first blog posting. After a lot of support and encouragement from all the guys I have met recently I have plucked up the courage to put up my first blog post. I’d just like to say a HUGE thanks to you all, you know who you are.

South Cottesloe

Deep Water Point Jetty

Halls Head

Perth City

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21 Comments »

  1. Whoa Andrea – 6 photos on your first post!! Settle down girl – you’re not Mark Stothard! They look good though. Well done – as one blogger falls, another rises 😉

    PS Watch out Mark, you’ve got competition!!

    Comment by muzz — March 3, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    • Thanks Muzz,

      Well I do have a fair few photo’s sitting here just waiting. I couldn’t work out where to start so I decided to just go all out.The more the merrier.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 3, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

  2. Ok your away now Andrea.

    No stopping you now.

    When you get into this you will find you can change and modify your blog to the way you like it.

    Good luck and keep posting.

    Merv.

    Comment by mervfrench — March 3, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    • Thanks Merv,

      Yeh for me, I’ve done it.

      I’ll be a pro in no time. I am going to try and do a widget so I can link everyone. Is that right? That’s what Scott said I need to do, well link everyone that is and I’m figuring that’s with a widget.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 3, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

      • Yeah when you go into widgets you will find plenty of things you can add.

        Comment by mervfrench — March 3, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

  3. Hi Andrea,

    Great stuff. I really like it. Looks like I’ve got some seascape competition now. As I said in our email, stay tuned for tonight! I’ve had to lift my game. hehe.

    Jamie

    Comment by Jamie Paterson — March 3, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    • Thanks Jamie,

      That means a lot coming from you, I’m waiting, can’t wait to see tonights shot.

      Andrea

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 3, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

  4. Yay, you’re blog is up and running, godo work! Welcome to blogland 🙂 Some good landscapes here, really clean processing too. You are off to a good start! Watch out for those “horizon almost in the middle”, can make the image look “undecided”. Look forward to more!

    Comment by Flemming Bo Jensen — March 5, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    • Clean processing , well I like the sound of that, thanks Flemming. With the horizon you think it need to be up higher still yeh? Do you feel it would be better to maybe crop the tops off bit Flemming?

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 5, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  5. There are no rules of course, and the following is just my take on it: The placement of the horizon should always be a very conscious choice. When composing the image, is the image about the foreground or the sky? Place the horizon roughly at the thirds accordingly. Sometimes you can place it really really low and that works great with an awesome sky. Don’t place it very high though, in my opinion that looks odd. Around the thirds is always a good starting point. Sometimes horizon in the middle works but then make sure the viewer knows it’s by choice and stick the horizon right perfectly in the middle, not a bit off.

    And yes, some of that empty sky in a few of your seascapes could be chopped off possibly strengthening the image!

    Just my take on it 🙂

    Comment by Flemming Bo Jensen — March 5, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    • Ok no worries, I know about the thirds rules I suppose I have it not as close to the thirds as I do to the middle. I get what you mean. Thanks for that I appreciate it. It’s all about learning for me so I’m happy for the honesty. I tried cropping them let me know if you think that’s better.
      Hey can I ask something, when you crop a photo is there any hard and fast rules like as in that it’s best to be done within full sensor ratio’s or crop ratio or panoramic or square or can you crop it however you like? I was under the impression that you had to sort of stick within the right ratio’s and that for the printing.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 5, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

      • Some people like to crop to specific ratios, usually certain set print sizes or like crop panos at 3:1 because that’s what the old 617 pano cameras shot….me ? I believe cropping is one of the most important things you can do to strengthen an image. I believe that each image has it’s own crop. I doubt there are two images in my gallery with the same crop. Now this means that every print has it’s own format, but I don’t care. The image is what matters to me, so I deal with the prints and crop totally freeeeee hehe

        Comment by Flemming Bo Jensen — March 6, 2011 @ 2:13 am

      • Thanks Flemming I found this a little confusing because I do want to crop things in certain ways sometimes and think I can’t because of ratio’s. I feel heaps better now because I can just do what I want to YEH.

        Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 6, 2011 @ 11:20 am

  6. Hi Andrea, great to see you off and running, and loads of great stuff up already, 6 images on a first post is a big start. I’m new to blogging too, so there’s not much i can tell you about blogs except write what you feel, it always makes more captivating reading, i think Flemming’s blog is the best example of that i have read.
    I really like the images you have put up, i think you were being way too hard on yourself the other night at the Mad Monk (they stole my name!), i can see you have a great eye for a landscape. I agree with Flemmings last comment too, unless you have a specific ratio requirement, each image can have its own crop, regardless of what the dimensions work out at. Its more about feeling than convention, and rules don’t exist, they are merely guidelines. I look forward to seeing more of your landscapes. Cheers

    Comment by Adam Monk — March 6, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    • Hi Adam,

      Thank you so much for your comments I really appreciate it and that means a lot to me coming from someone as highly regarded as you are.

      I decided after talking to everyone that I have recently and then especially after talking to you and Christian last week that I was going to just bite the bullet and post my landscapes. I feel really great about it now, I think all I needed was to take that plunge and that was it. Now I’ve got all of these shots that I want to get finished and just post them all.

      I gotta say it does take a little getting used to doing the blog and a lot to get it sorted in the first place but I think I’m there now. We can be newbies together lol.

      Thanks also for your opinion on the cropping, like I said to Flemming I feel better now knowing that it is ok to do what I want instead of what I thought I had to do.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 6, 2011 @ 11:33 am

      • Yeah, its all just about putting it out there i think, its a great forum for sharing and getting helpful feedback, building your confidence. Keep it up

        Comment by Adam Monk — March 7, 2011 @ 3:10 am

      • Yeh your right it’s great isn’t it. Thanks Adam

        Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 7, 2011 @ 9:24 am

  7. Well, you did it I can truly say my hairdresser is a very accomplished photographer. I am so proud of you keep going. Love Sal

    Comment by Sally — March 7, 2011 @ 6:01 am

  8. Breathtaking work! Both the baby photos which are amazingly charming and the nature photography which is very impressive and powerful! Beautiful!

    Comment by magicofmine — April 15, 2012 @ 1:20 pm


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