If you haven’t noticed – I like to take photos. Mainly – I like to take photos of Peanut. But even before Peanut came along I took a lot of photos. On hubby’s side of the family I became “the picture person” long before Peanut was in the picture (like the pun?). It wasn’t until Peanut was born though that I started getting more serious about my photos.
In November we purchased our first DSLR camera, the Canon Xsi. I did a TON of research and knew that this was the camera I really wanted. My little point and shoot was great for slipping in my pocket in a hurry but I wasn’t getting the results that I wanted. I wanted to be able to control my camera more, experiment with different settings, my pictures to be taken fast, and I wanted to get better photos in low light. Thus began my photography journey. Only a few short months later and I am already knee deep into the jargon, message boards, editing programs, and books – all helping me do one thing – take better photos. I am by no means great (or even good) at it. If there’s one thing learning about photography teaches you – it’s how to be humble. I have such a long way to go and at times I get completely frustrated (will I ever get good skin tones?) but at the same time the journey is the fun part. I can already look back at some of my photos from November (which I thought were the BOMB) and see where I went wrong.
Ok – so let me get to the point of the post – I often get a lot of questions about my photography. Friends and family who have seen my blog are curious about how I get some of the photos that I take. That led me to start thinking that if they have questions – what about my other readers (I know you’re out there!)? I am going to start answering some of these questions in the coming weeks – keeping in mind – I am not a photographer. I am a mom with a camera. Or photo mama as I am going to call it. Period. Everything I share with you I have just recently learned myself – I am just going to share some of the knowledge here to save you a lot of the online searching.
Next photo mama post will focus on composition. Join me on this journey, will you?