In an effort to practice using my DSLR camera (until I get around to reading the manual) I pulled it out a few mornings this week to get the before-school photos. I still have no idea what I am doing but I just play around with the different settings. Most shots aren’t any good but I surprise myself sometimes when I manage to snap a good one here and there. Picture 1: This one is just okay. The adorable subject makes it look like a pretty decent shot but I don’t like the shadows from the flash.
Picture 2: Even with the shadows, the one below is better. I actually love the picture but it was just the luck of the draw. The cute subject and pose make the picture decent.
I tried again the next day. Since the hallway shot turned out better for whatever reason l tried that again.
Picture 3: Another cute picture but it wasn’t because of being in the hallway. It was just luck. And her adorable expression. But I can see weird lighting on her forehead and the black parts of the elevator. The flash is not my friend.
I tried again yesterday. This time I went for natural light again since that is supposed to be easier for novices.
Nope, natural is not easier – at least not when you are indoors. Okay, it’s confirmed. I get some great shots because she’s cute. My skills are poor.
Here are a few more before-school pictures from this week:
It’s good one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to improve my photography skills! It’s mid-May and my pictures are no better that they were in January! So for the rest of the month I am going to focus on just one new thing to practice: aperture. I read this tutorial and I am going to use her tips for the next couple of weeks and see what I get!