I grabbed my camera the other morning after sitting on the back porch with my coffee. K came through the door to join me and I noticed how beautiful her eyes shone in the morning light as she approached me. I couldn’t resist taking her picture
for the bajillionth time.
At one point I switched the dial to “Auto” just to see what would happen and the flash activated, I assume because it was somewhat dark in the house and she was still inside. I got two pictures of her with the flash and it was so interesting to me how different her eyes looked in those shots.
I kept snapping, but this time not in auto, and I captured her gorgeous baby blues again, as well as a bit of her attitude. (But that just comes with the territory lately…)
This weekend I had a photo shoot and I was a little nervous since it was with someone I know, but she is more of an acquaintance and so I do not know her kids that well. Her youngest is 19 months and frankly, he was a bit hard to “catch” or capture, shall we say. And her daughter’s personality did not really shine until we went to the play area at the park where we met.
I’m telling you all this and writing it out for myself to remember, that right now, this can still be hard for me at times. I do not get ALL the technical stuff of taking photos. Sometimes I just wing it. And someone reading this may say, “Well then I would never want you to take my photos” and that is fine. Everyone who does this is in their own place. I know the basics I feel I need to know to get decent photos and I have Light Room and Photoshop on my side. 😉
But it is still intimidating and overwhelming for me at times and just like any artist, I start to doubt myself and my abilities and I think and wish and feel I should be better. That I need to be better.
So I am not sugar coating it at all. I’m still learning and experimenting and filing away tidbits from all of my experiences and the beautiful people who are trusting me with their memories.
And I would like to thank God that I am finding my way in this photography journey in the digital age and that it is quite easy to hit the “delete” button. 🙂
p.s. I won’t even get into comparing myself to others because, well. WOAH.