~ my journey to learning photography ~
It’s been another packed week of lessons, tutorials, reading, and practicing using my camera settings. I started this journey the end of last year, when I got fed up with my photos coming out grainy, blurring and boring. I have always taken vast amount of pictures, especially of my children, so I was determined to do something about it.
Each week I attempt to become friends with my camera’s MANUAL mode. I have been hitting my head against the wall, in frustration of my dark and gloomy indoor pictures, week after week. Lighting you are my new nemesis. The weather has been shocking, it’s no secret, with down pours, hail storms, and wind that is fierce and strong. So I was lucky this morning to have a moment to go for a mini walk and scope out some plant life.
Through my journey, I have shared with you all, my good shots, my mediocre shots, and my not so good shots. At the beginning of the year, The Reading Residence, got in touch, as she, too, was learning photography. She invited me to link up with her each week, so we could learn from each other, on her new linky ‘Learn With Me: Photography’. She host a lesson on her blog, from a guest blogger each week. This week’s lesson is from the amazing Charly Dove, about taking photos of nature. My photos do not compare to Charly’s fabulous photography, her photos are truly stunning.
I would love your thoughts, advice, and guidance. Feedback of any kind is pertinent to my journey in learning, so don’t be shy. I struggle with close ups, and how to angle them just right, without the focal point becoming too blurry. I also would like to blame the gloomy weather but any good photographer can take great shots of anything. So really I have no excuse. Roll on spring, so I can practice more with beautiful blooming flowers and gorgeous butterflies fluttering about. My front landscape is no match to a blooming garden!
Thank you Charly for the lesson and Jocelyn for hosting!