Before & After shots

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EL2's picture
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Before & After shots

I thought it would be fun to post the following to see how much we all have progress in our photography journey. Post the very first picture you took that made you get into photography, then post your latest and greatest picture to date. Let's see them ladies Smile

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LOL! Seeing the other post about how long we have been on our journeys reminded me to update my anniversary thread, I'm just in the middle of it now, but I like the idea of a then & now. I will be back in a bit!

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This should be a super fun thread!!

So, this was a couple of weeks after Carson was born. I wanted a photo to put on his birth announcement, so I set him up on a white blanket, and tried my hand at a portrait. Here it is, in all it's sad glory!

First time I took my brand new DLSR out.

And this is where I am now.

Here's my 2.5 year anniversary post that I did back in January. I'll probably do another one come January again. I've seen a lot of improvement in me in the past year.

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Autumn pics then...
(pre-DSLR in my defense lol)

and now....

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Here is the first photo I ever posted to this photography board.

IMG_2157 copy_filtered by amberbella, on Flickr

Here is the last portrait I took of my son.

IMG_3927-Edit copy FACEBOOK by amberbella, on Flickr

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I haven't been here as long as some of you (nine months), and I'm still waaaaay behind on my learning curve, but here's my comparison. This is the first photo of my son I ever posted here:

and here is the one I asked for help with colour cast on the other day:

EL2's picture
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Here is a picture of my son - first ever picture using manual mode.

Here is the most recent ones of him.

cazzoom's picture
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One of my first

and recent

sadieruth's picture
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This is a great idea!

One of my favs on my P&S- Um yes, I realize the color is WAY off, along with focus, but it's just one of those you can't get rid of.

One of my first DSLR with my 50mm:

bub by sadieruth, on Flickr

One of my most recent ones:

r9crop5x7web by sadieruth, on Flickr

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This is the oldest photo I could find on my flickr, taken not long after Connor's 1st birthday

Picture958 by Madhouseof5, on Flickr

This was him 2 weeks ago, aged 10

DSC_2129 by Madhouseof5, on Flickr

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This is Logan at about 3 months old sitting on Dad's belly. I was so proud of this that I printed it big. It's still hanging in my office actually, in all of it's auto mode, flashy glory. Wink

One of my first soccer pics:

a more recent one of my guys:

and also a more up to date soccer pic:

What a fun thread!


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First picture I took with my DSLR that I got December 2007

August 2011

September 2011

lilsoph's picture
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this is the best idea ever! LOVE looking at how far everyone has come!

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Looking over these, I feel like in this last year, I've finally found "my style"...finally!

The first shot with my DSLR (I've shared most of these before, so please forgive me!)
Gracie's 1 year pic

2 year pic

3 year pic

4 year pic

5 year old pics

StateChick's picture
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These are so good, everybody! TFS!

Jeffininer's picture
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The image that started it all for me.

And two from today.
20111022 - 5w

20111022 - 8w

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Oh fun! OK here's one of the first shots of Luke I took with my first DLSR back in early 2008--DH and I thought this was the best picture EVER (lol!). Automatic, of course.

Here's a recent of Luke now:

And Jake for good measure. Wink

One of my first newborn photo sessions; this would have been 3 years ago. This is truly embarrassing to post again, LOL.
Sean in Basket_1_web

Most recent newborn, in a different basket. Smile


cazzoom's picture
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Meagan I just love that newborn shot Biggrin

cazzoom's picture
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Thought I would share my newborn after Meagans awesome shots.

My first - my nephew Seth

couple of my most recent

connorsmum's picture
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I am loving this thread! I think it reinforces the questions thread as well. What I can see is that it reaffirms that practice, good light and taking it off of auto will take you a long way!

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I started to add a post here, but it turned into a too-long progess post lol

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this is an awesome seeing everyone's growth! Smile