Now one year later, I've mastered taking my own photos with the tripod and even my daughter has become comfortable taking pictures with the Rebel. Quite a few YouTube videos, a lot of begging for info on how to best take pictures, lots of visits to sites on the internet and the willingness to persevere, has resulted in better pictures...well at least I hope they are! *LOL*
One of the first pics on the new camera
Why did we think we could take them at night?
During the winter, I primarily stuck to pictures in front of the fireplace in my living room. In the spring and summer, my daughter and I have moved to outside the front door of my condo...finally venturing a little further from my front door by walking to the kiddie park to photograph my garments.
One of my favorite pictures - loved the sun dappling
and how the focus is on my face versus the dress
I'm finally starting to see "pretty pictures" in my mind, which I think you need to be able to take great photographs. Not that I take great photographs, but my daughter and I are trying. I've learned a little about backgrounds, lighting, the best time to take photos and to take loads of pictures to end up with 3 or 4 good ones. Seriously, we take about 50 photos (at least) to get a couple of good ones. It's amazing how many funny faces I make when we're taking pics...*LOL*
Loved the color of the foliage on this tree and just wanted a pic in front of it!
Love how the tree is framed in the background of the pic...
Originally I was using the camera's timer to take pictures, walking back and forth in 10 seconds, to take a shot. I finally bought a Canon remote control, and figured out how to work it, which felt like a major breakthrough! So I will be using the remote going forward and I'm pretty excited about that.
Here are a few pictures taken during the year - from worse to better! *LOL*
At the very beginning
Learning to crop and get what I need
Getting better but still cropping
Learned to take better close-ups
Natural light is best!
Anyway, I thought it would be great to update my camera journey and share my daughter's and my own progress...
...as always more later!