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