. . . on taking professional looking photographs. I discovered it is WAY harder than it looks!
I've always admired those of you who can produce beautiful photos - photos that tell a story, that capture a single moment in time, that can evoke a feeling, that stand the test of time and be cherished over the years. I envy your talent! And I discovered that it takes a good eye, a plan and an intimate knowledge of your subjects and your camera.
I also discovered that I am a much better photographer of things rather than people.
What I don't know about photography can fill a book!
Lighting -- forgetaboutit!
Aperture - sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't!
Shadows - from any angle, I got them!
Moving shots - can't do it. You must stand perfectly still!
But it was fun trying out all of the poses we admired and saved from Pinterest.
Love this shot!
Just couldn't get high enough for a proper shot. Even from the top step of the ladder!
This one just says it all about a couple in love with dreams of a future together, doesn't it?
We were constantly wiping sweat from out brows while searching for decent spots with unobstructed backgrounds to take pictures. Engagement session number 1 was productive but I hope I can talk them into engagement session number 2! I have a few ideas for photos around the farm - standing in the cornfield, walking in the beans, sitting in the loader bucket, posing with the cattle. SHE's a farmgirl and simply must have some farm shots!
Plus I don't have NEAR enough decent photos for a blurb guest book! (BTW, I sure could use some advice on any specifics on making one of these books. If you've ever made a guest book, can I ask you some questions?)
I'm off to read my camera manual! Thanks for looking!
I haven't linked any photos to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday for a long time so I'm linking these. At least one of these photos had Kim's 'grey day slate' texture added. An action (actions are my new lazy way to improve my pictures) was used on the last one.