I have been practicing the rules of photography and have looked back through some older photos to fuse I have been practicing some of these rules all along. Here are some older shots from a few months before our wedding at the Janesville Botanical Gardens. Maybe late August or September. We considered it as an engagement photo shoot.
Below is a variety of pictures from that day. It was hard to only choose a few favorites. These are a few of the non-favorites.
I loved framing the ducks in the tree branches hanging down.
Charming Church in Elkhorn
The above selections did not follow the photo rules. I was just grabbing some memories. A few of the later, favorite picks were following the rules that I learned about years after this trip, but feel like I already knew them.
These following photos are some of my favorites from that beautiful day there. I feel so blessed that we had a perfect day after a stretch of icky, gloomy, rainy days. There were even a few wet and muddy paths that we had to avoid.
I found this statue already framed.
I stopped to frame this tree as I was walking along the paths.
I think this follows the lines and thirds rule. The lines lead your eye on different paths towards different objects. I enjoy that each thirds of the photo has different heights and subjects. I loved that they were setting up in late fall for the soon starting, back in 2015, annual Christmas Lights Display. It was so beautiful that day!
I love the twisted, different lines and rules of thirds
This one had some beautiful, interesting lines that leads your eyes on a unique path.
An extra shot showing that behind the trees the bridge leads to the hidden way to the bridge.
Love the lines in this photo
I think this picture has great framing too. Along with the thirds rule. Different trees on each side give it a different feeling and texture on each side. The sun gives the view such beauty and glow.
Framing the fountain and adding the sun
I framed this beautiful rainbow with the fence on the bottom and the hanging Christmas lights. I think it's so pretty.
Framing the fountain with the hanging lights
This photo shows one of the awesome, unique, framing shots I captured. It's one of my favorite photos and I took it years ago!
We also learned about editing photos with an app. I now have Avairy on my tablet and have been playing and editing some older pictures. I did also try a few other apps, two ended up being nearly identical and I deleted most of the apps already.
I edited this photo of my husband on his graduation day with my friend and I for my Futuremaker video, which is why I blurred her out. No worries for getting her permission.
I then kept editing and ended up with this, which I used in my video.
I edited one collage in which i included a few of my favorite photos of the husband and myself.
Then I edited a favorite photo of us from our wedding day. Here is the original, with the edited following.
I have learned that with some photos I am having WAY too much fun playing with them and trying out different things.