Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Humble Beginnings of Photography

I decided that I needed to be able to take better pictures of my children than my SLOW cell phone camera. And seriously, it couldn't be that hard. I'm creative and artistic. And photography is just another outlet. So I bought a refurbished Cannon for less than the cost of one photography session with someone else. I was given a beginning photography book. 

I am a photographer.

I have no idea what I am doing still. It is a work in progress hobby. I'm learning.

And learning means blurry pictures....

And learning is not even sure what these are pictures of...

And learning is realizing that you need a tripod...

And learning is not even sure what happened here... (that is Devin in the middle and the brown thing in the upper right is our wood fence in the backyard)

But learning is great! Goodbye auto-focus camera. 

I'm learning to control the focus.

I'm learning to center on details.

I'm learning to take action shots.

I'm learning to see from different angles.

I'm (still) learning to shoot night scenes.

I'm learning to remember regular life.

I'm learning about flower shots.

And I'm learning about wind and light and exposure and etc. (Sure wish that tree was in blossom... this picture would be that much better...)

Yup. I am a photographer.
And I am learning.