While editing my vacation photographs, I realized that many of my photographs had been influenced by classes I have taken. The photograph above, in the chapel at Sudely Castle in Winchcomb includes some modern art that hangs over the altar in front of the stained glass window. I loved the juxtaposition of the two images, and I think I learned to see this from a Shimelle class (maybe love your pictures, love your pages). This picture was definitely affected by the Beautiful People portrait class I just completed:
As was this portrait, which I was considering using for the scavenger hunt "protest or political action" entry. I had to be brave and ask this young lady if I could take her picture. I wish I would have been even braver and asked her to move around a bit to make better use of the available light and to declutter the background. She was in Cambridge, England, raising money for a school in Africa:
For these two pictures, I used some technical skills I learned in a Shimelle class and in Get Out of Auto to get the sky right, as well as composition skills to create different moods:
Finally, I took these two photographs thinking they were perfect candidates for some PSE Textures:
Have you noticed that on-line classes affect the photographs you take on vacation (or in general)?