OK, it's been a year of seriously trying to learn "people photography" for me. So I thought I'd post kind of a "progress" thread even though I haven't really had a ton of practice yet with anyone except Eva!
I started getting really into it after doing Eva's Christmas photos last year (I shot them in mid-November). That was before I had a DSLR so it was with my p&s Fuji S5100, but it was set to manual for most of the time (the S5100 has full manual capabilities). Unfortunately I used flash for some of them though I knew nothing about portrait photography at the time, but it sure was fun doing the shots that I wanted to do, and I still love these pics even now! LOL
My main interest was getting the glowing Christmas lights into the shot with Eva at the same time.
After doing her Christmas photos last year, I started to come to this forum regularly and then started to post after Christmas, when my DH had surprised me with the Canon T1i! I was so excited and inspired by everyone's beautiful portrait work here that I started to really try it with Eva.
So here are a few progressing photos from the past 12 months...
2010, studying how to use my SLR and take better people shots...
4-5-6-7. February/March 2010, just practicing as much as I can, outdoors for the good light! thanks to inspiration & wealth of info. from this forum. (and back when Eva actually LET me take lots of pics of her!)
Well if you read all of this, thanks for letting me share my "Year in Photos"!!!!