Thursday, August 23, 2012

Take it back..

Gooood morning bloggers.
Okay, so today is Thursday.
Which day until FRIDAY!
I'm excited.....

So, as I was perusing Google Reader this morning, one of the blogs I follow, Veronica over at, was doing a "look back" on her photography.

She's amazing.
Her pictures are amazing.

And I've already learned so much from the tips she gives on her blog.
Today, she challenged us to take a look back at the pictures we took a year ago.

Now, my DSLR is not even a year old yet. Needless to say, the pictures I took with my P&S camera were less than high quality.

Take the picture above.
Apart from my beautiful mother & adorable Mr. Liam, the picture is average, at best.
Average as in - you went and bought a camera from Walmart and took this and this is what you got. 

There's no need to comment on what I would have done differently.
Mainly...I would've gotten a better camera.
Which I did.

Like...3 months later.

I can't believe how much I've learned about photography & using my DSLR correctly. It's pretty mind-boggling. 

I've always been the person to take all the pictures.
I get this a lot:
"Oh, you're taking pictures so I won't bother. Will you send them to me?"

It makes me happy.
I'm the designated photographer, no matter how amateur the photos may look.

I took this last night while Kenz was getting her hair chopped off:
 Pretty big difference, eh?

The white balance on this isn't great; I had to do a lot of post processing to try to get that right, and I still didn't come out with what I wanted [I'm working on it]. But I love the moment I caught here. She's biting her lip like she's scared to death of what this lady's going to do to her beautiful hair [a feeling I am familiar with]. 

You live & you learn, right? I'm getting better and better with each picture that I take. 
And maybe - just maybe - one day I can make money off this venture & Matt and I can agree that I really do need this lens:
24-70mm, f2.8/l
I need it, I say! 

Later, kids.


  1. omg you made my day. you are too kind. im so glad ive been helpful. I really do try. First: your family is adorable and the capture of your son and mom is a terrific memory but yes I can see the growth primarily in your composition and thoughtfulness in shooting which is something I def struggle with.

    Thanks so much for linking up and if I can ever help in any way dont hesitate to shoot me a note AND you do need that lens. In fact im going on a hunger strike until your husband buys it for you.

    1. Thanks so much, Veronica!! You rock! And I'm totally going to hold it against my husband that she's STARVING someone every minute we wait to buy this lens!! ;)

  2. huge difference! need to check her out!

    Happy Saturday! have a great weekend! Drop by and say hello!


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