I love the Instagram posts that pop up around the new year: Top Nine. The app produces a layout of your top 9 liked photos of the year. However, Instagram is funny in that what I think will be a well liked photo, isn’t always. The new algorithm for the order of photos hasn’t been chronological for a long time so the more people interact with your photos, the higher they’ll be on someone’s feed. The number of likes also seems to depend on the time of day you’ve posted, hashtags you’ve used, people you’ve interacted with, etc. So, I thought I’d share my thoughts on my favourite photos I took in 2018.
The Tulip Festival in Ottawa takes place in May and there are thousands of tulips around the city. This year was the first time I took my camera out with the intention of learning new things about photography. I went out about 3 to 4 times to different locations within Ottawa. This year, I’ll be out early in the season and can’t wait for new shots.
I purchased a macro lens for my iPhone and I’ve fallen in love. I have the sunflower bees as my iPhone lock screen and the pink flower as my home screen.
Long exposure shots have now become a huge part of my photography. Whether it’s shooting at night or creating a blur effect, I love it.
This was the first thing I “taught” myself this year and it’s in a lot of my photographs now.