Hi - the lurker thread got me! I probably should introduce myself & share some of my photos. Hopefully I will be able to post more in the future (once my DD is here in a few weeks I will have a lot of questions I am sure).
Anyway - I'm Erica and have had no formal instruction other than HS photo class a long time ago. I just like taking pictures. We have several cameras in our house but I mainly shoot with a D200 or an old FE2 (I LOVE film). DH is very into photography as well and is starting to accumulate some light stands and umbrellas and stuff, but I mostly prefer natural light. I have no idea how to do any post-processing at the moment, but we do have the latest version of Photoshop & Lightroom (they aren't installed on my laptop yet). I figure I will get around to that part one day. I have never really been into taking pictures of people, but want to be able to get some great shots of my LO when she is here.
Here is some stuff I have shot - all SOOC (although the cemetery ones were probably cropped). It's a combo of film and digital
I hope to post more here - I know I can learn a lot from everyone here, hopefully I will be able to contribute something useful in the future.
You are an incredible photographer, that is certain! These are *ALL* amazing!
My favorite is #3 though. It's an emotionally powerful image to be sure. The contrast of the (almost) neutral toned statue in front of the beautifully blurred green background is PERFECT! The weathering on the face of the statue almost makes it look like she's been crying. And for being made of stone, she has a real softness about her.
I can't wait to see more from you!
Thanks for coming out to play!
Hi, I'm Jennifer. Welcome!!
I love them all, but I agree with GiGi. #3 just stood out to me. Can't wait to see more!!! Such a brave person to be shooting film I wouldn't have the patience!
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I agree too - #3 is really amazing. The bokeh is really nice, especially with the contrast of the hard stone statue.
My "babies" are Abigail (6/06) and Caleb (1/08 )
Lovely work! And I am jealous that you have a husband that share and supports the hobby! Hope you keep postng!
Beth... mom to Andrea 7-26-97, Gavin 10-16-01, Kade 5-25-08 and Bentli Grace 09-09-09.
Welcome!! I agree with the others, #3 is my favourite. How lucky to have a hubby with the same love of photography. My dh is into music (recording and mixing) so understands to some extent other "arty" hobbies. He can take a decent photo himself when he puts his mind to it, lol!
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I get very nervous showing my stuff!
I'll definitely post more stuff - right now I haven't been doing too much but when the baby is here it's going to be a whole different story. Then I will need LOTS of help - I don't have a clue how to shoot a newborn.
Great work! I LOVE the rabbit photo even though it's focused on the grass right behind his head, instead of his head it makes him look so soft & cuddly though! I love the foreground bokeh in the lily-pad/pond photo. The statue photo is great too!
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