For Christmas, Sam and I decided to get something we’ve always wanted – a DSLR with a couple lenses. We both love photography, not enough to start a business or anything, but enough that we want to learn how to take much better pictures.
I took a year of photography in high school – with a dark room, real film, all that. I can still smell the solution on the photos. And in blogging, I’ve seen some tremendous photos. They’ve inspired me to at least learn more about what people have to do to take them. I love to create visually both in writing and in pictures, but my iPhone usually leaves something to be desired technically.
And yes. I realize the camera does not make the photo. It takes incredible talent and patience with learning.
Anyway, our Canon T3 got here about a week ago, and Sunday my friend Jen from Jen Swedhin Photography (who took our photos before we left Denver) got on Skype to give me a full rundown of using the camera on manual. Ever patient, she’s taught me so well I have begun to slowly understand what things like aperture and shutter speed mean. Slowly.
It’s hard. But here are some I took this morning and wanted to share. They need work but I’m just practicing up a storm.