Monday, February 7, 2011

Photography Lessons at the Riverwalk

There is this really neat place along the DuPage River where you can sit on benches and people-watch, enjoy a dandelion fountain, even walk along the river on winding red-brick pathways.  The Naperville Riverwalk is also a great place to take photos.  And it's where my friend Janeen and I met last week--the day before the blizzard, to be exact--to teach and learn a few photography lessons.

"S" curves and curves in general

 Diagonal lines and focus

The Rule of Thirds, and the "sweet spot"

Perspective (worm's eye view--or almost)


Just so you know, the Riverwalk is nicer in the spring and autumn for color, and summer if you love people.  Okay, it's nice in the winter if you don't mind the cold.  After our really quick photography lesson, it took me about 20 minutes of alternately holding each hand in front of the car heater before I started feeling warm.

Living life; capturing life.


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  1. This caught my eye! My hubby grew up 17 years of his like in Romeoville and his baby sister was born in Naperville.

    His parents moved them to Peoria the summer before his senior year (NOT HAPPY!) and they still live there. Sisters and families too.

  2. The riverwalk looks like a very peaceful place. Nice shots this week.

  3. You capture some great shots!

  4. Great shots! I'm just starting to learn all of these things.