It's about 3 years since I got my canon 40D(which I'll be upgrading very soon if something goes my way over the next few weeks to the Canon 1D Mk IV :eek: )
So I thought I would share my journey so far. Not as spectacular as some that I have seen but I think I have done well
I started out mostly shooting flowers cos my access to kids/people was limited but I think I have more than made up for recently I also changed from PC to Mac so photos earlier than December 2008 are pretty much lost
Catchlights. I was obsessed with getting them,not a bad thing but I was not worrying about anything else in the process haha!
I thought this was cute and it is but probably not something to hang on the wall
Hubby.... a slightly unwilling victum
Started practicing on anyone I could
What can I say... it looks great in black and white
New name, new watermark after reading a tutorial on here on how to make one.
My first maternity shoot with my sister.
It was on this day that I fell at my parents house and dropped my camera. My lens snapped at the base where the camera joins on to it. Down one $800 lens. Camera was not damaged though thank goodness. I cried for hours!
I lasted 4 days and had to get a new lens $1300 later UGH!!
My nephew Seth was born in November. He was 7 days old when I did my very first newborn shoot.
I know there is heaps wrong with this now but I still love the capture
My second newborn shoot. Baby lily
bad bad bad
OMG I forgot about this one.... time to relearn everything I thought I knew when it com eto PP
Stranger shoots...... still havent learn't what watermark is meant to mean haha
I think though, that this is when I started really looking at my settings, lighting all the things you are supposed to, not that I wasnt but I think I was winging it half the time.
My first teen
The only selective colouring I've done. I still like it. First real stranger shoot set up by Lily's Mum.
Sethy - funky catchlights.
More strangers - word going around that I had "a really good camera" and wanted practice.
Sethy again - 8 months old and baby sister less than three months away.
Oh man..... practice maternity shoot - turned out to be the only of the pregnancy as baby dusty was born 5 weeks early.
I'm supposed to be getting better at this..... Right?
Baby Dusty, 1 day old born 5 weeks early - proud of this photo as no flash in a dark NICU
Click Click Click - I think this is when it started to really click with me.
First cake smash
Sethy's cake smash
I really think that this year has been a much stronger year for me, I guess of course with all progression, this happens.
It's just that I'm getting it right more than wrong and more better shots that worse, requiring less PP.
My friend, has this as a giant canvas on her wall. Its gorgeous. Huge affirmation for me as she is my best friend, I've known her for 24 years now and she only ever glanced at any pics I took with a 'hmm they're nice'
I do not like posed photos and find I really love the ones that happen between forced smiles.
Speedlight practice - baby dusty
Another newborn session
My gorgeous nieces Darcy and Anna
New nephew Archie-James
And another newborn - stranger and one of my most favourite shots ever
And more recent stuff
If you have reached the bottom of this then well done. I hope you had time for a nap in between.
I really did this post for myself. I know I am not the worlds best photographer but I like to think I have learnt and grown and I don't think that this would have happened if not for this photo board.
Love you girls!