Gooood morning bloggers.
Okay, so today is Thursday.
Which means....one day until FRIDAY!
So, as I was perusing Google Reader this morning, one of the blogs I follow, Veronica over at http://veronicaarmstrong.com/, was doing a "look back" on her photography.
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:
I need it, I say!