Always Look Up – Kodak Big App Challenge

I love photography. I haven’t mentioned it so far but I’m sure i’ll be writing about it in the near future.

In fact, like many things, I got a bit obsessive about photography at one point and invested in equipment and lenses and ‘stuff’ I most likely will never use again. But we travel a lot and I just loved taking photographs. Nowadays, I take snaps – mainly of my daughter laughing. But every so often I drag the ‘big camera’ (technical term!) out of its bag, dust off a lens or two and try to pretend I know how to use it. I don’t really.

The great thing about digital cameras these days is that everybody and their pet dog can become a photographer, a processor, a designer, a printing shop. Everyone can do a ‘bit’ of photoshop, even if its not done on Photoshop itself. And those clever folk at Kodak have created a great app for us to create fantastic wall art. I say ‘wall’ and I mean ‘wall’ – we’re talking giant pieces of work here in which you can print out a photograph on between 4 and 16 pieces of A4 sheets – piece them together or add gaps to give it a bit of panache

I'm Taking Part in the Kodak Big App Challenge

Kodak has partnered with Britmums to have some fun with their new Big App and challenged people to come up with a photo that it could work well with.

Now, to choose a photo. If I tell you I have 10’s of 1000’s of photos taken through the years, its not easy task. So I thought I’d whittle it down as quickly as possible and keep it simple. I chose a trip to Mexico and I remembered something I try to do as often as possible – Don’t forget when you’re within a natural environment to always look up. So I’ve found two simple photos where I used that rule. We’ll call one a tree and the other a flower. The fact that they were taken in Mexico – well, that just sounded good!

Please do let me know which one you prefer.

Sit on the floor and look up. Honest!

Looking up - its sometimes the best angle

And if you fancy taking part yourself, you can get some inspiration and enter here


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14 Responses to Always Look Up – Kodak Big App Challenge

  1. Sue Tyler says:

    Easy… The tree.
    I agree photos taken by looking up can be very dramatic. One of my favourite ways to takes photos too. I also like to take pictures of things through windows so using the window as the frame for what you see through it.
    I recently mastered spider webs!!

  2. Two fabulous photos. The white flower (I can’t remember the name) is all over California and I guess Mexico too. I think I’d pick that one as it would be really cool to blow up onto a wall. xx

    • gadgetmum says:

      oh no its one-all lol. Yeah, those flowers are everywhere and they’re so striking. This was taken in the garden of an old monastry – which had been converted to a lovely little hotel

  3. Rachel says:

    Both great pictures. I think my favourite has to be the flower though! The tree is awesome too….So hard to decide!

  4. I love the pic of the flower. I find macro really beautiful. Both are great though.

  5. MuddynoSugar says:

    I like the flower, but the perspective on the tree is cool. x

  6. I’ve always been a sucker for impressive trees, so that definitely gets my vote. Were you using a wide-angle lens? You can practically smell the forest and hear the birdsong.

  7. Hi, just wanted to let you know there’s a new Kodak challenge going, with two new printers/ink to be won for all you crafty mums. All you have to do is post about a photo printer craft, or post a pic you’d love to use in a printer craft. More info here: Hope you can enter. Good luck! -susanna

    • gadgetmum says:

      Hi Susanna,
      thanks for this – wow, another one. But i’ll have to put my thinking cap on for this….sounds like fun.!

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