I am the beginner of all beginners when it comes to photography, yet I have probably taken more pictures than most professional photographers. (ok maybe not that many but you get the point). I take A LOT of photos. Since I was a little girl I have been the one behind the lens, documenting my entire life through a camera. I am a scrapbook fanatic and lately getting back into my digital scrapbooking. But I am tired of bad shots.
I use to have a wall of pictures in my bedroom as a kid, from ceiling to floor and side to side. Instead of wallpaper, the faces of my family members and closest friends stared back at me. They were all badly taken, blurry, and grainy but they were photos nonetheless. Now, I have a whole shelf full of various photo albums, scrapbooks, both digital and the good old fashion ones, made with paper cutouts and little embellishments but all contain bad photography skills. Even with all this practice I am non the wiser on how to take good photos.
Since I started blogging, I have come across so many amazing photos of other bloggers’ kids. I am envying these mommies who can snap up amazing photos of their kids and capture the perfect moment with the perfect lighting from the perfect angles. My kids move too much so the pictures turn out blurry or I don’t take it fast enough and they close their eyes. Something is always in the background taking your attention away from the beautiful smiling baby which usually are dirty clothes or left behind toys just thrown about. I long to be able to just capture my two kids’ special moments without being embarrassed to show them off on my blog.
I have been looking online for some beginner courses to take but I only have a 25mm digital camera at the moment and a lot of them say for DSLR. I am still trying to learn what the difference is between the two, besides their size. There are so many wonderful photography blogs out there, and I have been trying to read and learn from them all.
So today, I tried a few tips I learned last night on Missy Moo & Buba. (mostly MM because she is more cooperative than Buba).
Let me know what you think of how good or bad my photography skills are coming along. I was trying to play with the natural light and angle in these. Would love any and all feedback, criticism, and guidance, just comment below.
*working with angle here from above
*for some reason this one came out blurry around his eyes
* I love close ups of baby’s eyelashes/eyes unfortunately there are distractions in the background.
* had to capture this, Buba wanted in the picture, which is VERY rare.
* this is my second fav, I used lighting from a window and I love that she is not looking at the camera.
* I was attempting to use the light from outside as he opened the door, grainy though.
*who can resist a good selfie, although it came out a bit grainy
So there you have it, my first trial run of testing different lighting and angles with my camera on my kids. I’m looking forward to tips, advice, or critiques to help me along the way. Alternatively if you know any great beginner courses in the NW UK please do let me know!