Hi, ladies! I have lurked on this board a handful of times, and to be quite honest I always get overwhelmed and confused. lol. I know next to nothing about photography and I rarely understand anything that y'all are talking about! But I really, really, really want to get better at this, so I figured the best thing to do is probably to jump right in. Gulp!
I have a Rebel XS, an 18-55mm lens and a 75-300mm lens.
Here are a few of my "better" (haha) recent pics, just to give you an idea.
This one I took for a project I was working on for my mom's birthday.
Here it is SOOC:
Gwen did a great edit for me (thanks again, Gwen! which convinced me that I also need to learn to edit. I did purchase PSE8 but do not have the foggiest clue what to do with it. I'm thinking one thing at a time...I'll worry about that once I take some pictures worth editing I guess. If any of you are using PSE8, would you recommend internet tutorials or are there any good books I should be looking for? Either one would need to be pretty basic...
This was taken on a gray yucky day (which they have all been lately!). I was trying to get him to lean against the fence but this is what he had in mind. :rolleyes: The focus looks off to me. What else could be improved?
I found this rock wall this morning while we were out for a drive and I was pretty excited about it...but I only had time for about 5 pictures before DD lost her interest and started walking back toward the car (and hence the road), so I had to give up for today. No eye contact at all. I do like the spot, though, so I'll be trying there again some time for sure.
This was taken just before noon today, and it was totally sunny. I went to the shade...was that the best thing to do? It looks so gloomy compared to how gorgeous it was outside.
Any CC is most definitely welcome!
I know that I need to work on my focus. What should my other main priorities be? I know there is so much that I need to learn, but would it be best to just work on a few things at a time?
I do have UE, and have read through it once. I am going to start through a second time and do the exercises. I have also started looking around ILP. Any other recommendations?
If you have made it this far, thank you! I can't wait to learn as much as I can from all of you!
P.S. Does anybody know where I can rent some more cooperative subjects???? LOL