Well, I’ve noticed that ever since I got my new camera, there has been a dearth of photos that I have posted on my blog. I think it’s because it’s slightly embarrassing. Embarrassing to walk around with a big-o camera and have people say, “Oh, you’re a photographer?” when you know that they don’t know that you know basically nothing about the art. Embarrassing to realize that when you get a big-o camera you have to learn what F-stops and exposures and all that stuff means, rather than just setting the little point-and-shoot to “close-up” when you want a picture with no depth of field and just turning off the flash when your pictures are coming out washed out. Embarrassing to post pictures that aren’t terribly good without being able to blame it on your little-o camera instead of your non-existent skills. But still…I do love my camera. Even if I don’t know how to make it do just what I want it to yet. And I’m learning. Slowly. And what’s more, I love taking pictures and editing pictures and sometimes, in spite of my non-existent knowledge of photography, I do get some cool shots. Or so I think, based on what I’ve learned from browsing photographers’ blogs. So here’s a smattering of what I’ve beet shooting lately. They might not be good. They might be embarrassing — not because they are really bad, but because the camera is really good and I’m not. Not yet, anyway. But I think they’re cool and relatively good for a beginner. =)
The first three are from our trip this weekend to my grandma’s house, where we semi-hosted a baby shower for my cousin.
I don’t often post pictures of people…in fact, the only one that I’ve done is my avatar…because I don’t feel comfortable putting pictures of my family on the internet. But these two are really unrecognizable, and I thought the perspective was kind of neat. In case you can’t tell, these are of my sister, m. b. (I just love initials…*happy sigh*), on her birthday.
And, of course, the obligatory piano pictures. My brother, r. a. (told you I loved initials), thinks that I have an obsession with photographing pianos. But really…they make for cool pictures. Sometimes. The first picture I took the first day I played around with my new camera. The second one is of my friend’s hands as she was playing the piano at a level way beyond what I could ever hope to attain to. (My apologies for the poorly placed preposition, Ms. Gaines…) The lighting was bad, but it turned out ok…and it did capture some special memories for me, as this is the friend from SoCal whom I only see once a year.
So, there you have it. Let me know what you think. And my apologies for clogging up your internet with waaaay too many MBs. =)