So I'm a day late in getting to this week's Sunday Snapshot post, but better Monday than not at all, right? Part of the reason for the tardiness is because I couldn't think of anything to take pictures of! Shock, I know! I was just as surprised. Plus, yesterday was rainy and lazy so nothing really jumped out at me to photograph. However, I've been thinking about getting a bit more serious about my photography hobby lately. I've forgotten most of what I learned in Photography in high school and have pretty much just been winging it as an amateur since. However, I do love taking pictures and would like to kick it up a notch. So, without getting too far in above my head (by beginning a book or something of the like), I thought I'd start out simple. Just playing around with my camera and getting to know its settings. Breaking out of the presets and standards. Nothing fancy, just messing around.
After a little reading online (thanks Pinterest) I decided to play around with the shutter speed only, letting the camera adjust the aperture and exposure. The boys and I headed outside this morning and I took the camera along. Braeden was my subject as he rode around on his bike, one of his new favorite activities. Like I said, nothing fancy here, just still playing around and learning. Although overall I think they look good. My favorite is the one above. I love the lighting and focus, I didn't play around with it too much in processing.
So, we'll see how my reentry into photography skills and terminology goes. I'm not looking for a career here, just better pictures and more fun! Just the beginning of another adventure, join me!
All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.
|For some reason I was adamant that I get a close up of his feet peddling. I like the way this one turned out!|
|I also wanted a good shot of him laughing and riding toward me, this one fit the bill!|
|In my Black & White post from last week I got great reviews of the shadow and bike shot I took with my iPhone. I wanted to replicate it today, but with a full-body shot. Not as great as last week's but I do like it!|
|An action shot. I just love the intense concentration on his face!|