We have work to do but I am re-inspired to give it the effort it requires.
I go back and forth from feeling like I have this f-stop, shutter speed and ISO stuff figured and then I take 1600 really crappy pictures and I put the camera down feeling intimidated.
Then I see some amazing pictures taken by people who know what they are doing and I get even more intimidated.
What do I know? I am an accountant. I live IN the box. People who live in the box are not creative.
Then I look at these pictures:
I took these BMNC (before my new camera) and I LOVE them. I love them so much that they are hanging in our newly re-decorated bedroom. I have a meme to do about that but the room is not yet complete.
Last night I attended a 3 hour seminar for the Canon Rebel camera held at a local photo store here in town.
To say it was enlightening would be an understatement. It took Angella’s Foto Friday’s to the next level. I learn best by listening, watching and then doing which is what last night was all about.
And as I drove home with all the information swimming around in my head I started thinking about some of the photos that have taken that I love. Those that evoke deep emotion within my heart and give me great satisfaction.
And I get concerned.
Because the experts would find faults, literally hundreds of faults. The angle, the colouring, the location of the subject in the frame.....and so on and so on. I noted this to Jay when I got home and he told me to stop looking at them.
Obviously someone who knows what they are doing could have taken far better photos of the same scenery but that doesn't mean I can't love them. I took them and I used a point and shoot with no training at all. Yes, I got decent shots by luck but so what? They are my shots and the subjects are my fabulous kids. Who needs more than that?
The intimidation I feel is me putting way to much pressure on myself.
I am but on the tip of the iceburg and it's supposed to be fun, not intimidating. I will learn and take better photos but for now, the old ones will remain loved regardless of whether or not they are expert worthy.
Because I am no expert and I am okay with that.