I am really interested in photography, and in becoming a better photographer. I would really like to take a photography workshop someday. (My mom has the same interest, so maybe one day we'll take a class together!) I've checked out a few books from the library on the subject, read articles online, and I've read through the manual on my camera to try and figure out the settings, etc. But so far my increased knowledge has not led to better pictures! (I think one problem is that I need a better flash on my camera, but I'm not quite willing to shell out the big bucks yet.)
All the books suggest taking tons and tons of pictures, and figuring out what you like and what you dislike about the images you get. Of the nearly 50 pictures I snapped of Lauryn this morning in the front yard, I like these two images in black and white the best.
At least I couldn't ask for more adorable subjects!
I think these pictures are great. My personal opinion is that it all comes down to lighting--natural light being the best (and where the light hits the subject). I wouldn't splurge on the camera flash just yet. I'd play around with what you can do in natural light. It gets tricky indoors, but I know of several people who have splurged for professional lighting. It's perfect for photo sessions, but not so good for candid shots. Sorry I wrote a book, but I too share your interest. I think you're better than you think you are!! :-)
I loved the pictures that I got from the photo place from you guys this week. I think the pictures are great! If practice make perfect, you're getting there in my book.
Cute pictures! The camera DOES make a difference. My friend, a photographer, has a digital with removable lenses and what looks like a glass light fixture that he puts on the flash that softens the pictures. If I had all the money in the world...