Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Next Step

Remember when I introduced ya'll to Annie? Well, her and I have spent quite a lot of time together since she came into my world. Okay, I will stop talking about a camera like she is a human. But in all seriousness, I have thrown myself head first into learning all about her and what she can do!

Sure, I am constantly taking photos of Connor. So much so, that the moment he see the camera, he starts smiling. He knows exactly what I'm up to and doesn't seem to mind one bit. But I've also signed up for photography classes at a local college to really beef up my knowledge. And James, being the most supportive husband possible, purchased me backdrops and lighting! I can't wait to use them. I'm such a rookie but can honesty say, I haven't felt this passionate about something in a long time.

However, during my recent trip to Ohio, I was asked to snap a few photos of my cousin for her spring senior photos. I informed my her and my aunt that I am no pro and can't guarantee they will like what I am capable of producing. Prior to our session, I spent some time playing with my camera and looked online for some tips. As prepared as I would ever be for my first photo session with someone other than Connor, here is the outcome.






What do ya'll think? Seriously! Give me some honest feedback! As much as Lacey loved the photos I was able to produce and I actually thought I did an okay job, I need some feedback from those of you who can be brutally honest (from the safety of your home, far from me).

I really want to make the next big step and start offering my photography services (if you can call them that) to gain some exposure and to build a portfolio. I am talking FOR FREE, just to get myself behind the camera and doing something I love and enjoy immensely.

I am going to take the next step sooner or later. I love capturing special moments and sharing them for years to come. I just hope I can be good at something I enjoy so much.

3 comments:

  1. I think they turned out really well considering you're a beginner. I think a lot of photography also has to do with editing after the fact which can make some so-so pictures look really awesome. So you probably want to practice with that as well.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I've been working on it some but I think I over edit sometimes. I hope that taking classes that specialize in editing will help me in that department!

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  2. I'm so excited for you to start this journey! It is seriously SO MUCH FUN! My main suggestion right now is to watch the editing. The first thing my eye goes to when I see the image with the bunny is the blurred edges of the photo, and no camera is going to do that naturally so it LOOKS edited. Same with the one on the stump, the vignette is so intense that it takes attention away from her instead of adding it.

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