I am by no means a professional photographer. I am far from it. I never let that stop me, though. Shooting is exhilarating, inspiring and worth every moment.
I’ve looked back at some of the work I’ve done over the past few months, and it’s funny how something I was so proud of eight months ago is something I am no longer impressed with. That is a sign that I am learning and getting better at photography! I know I’ve said this before, but I am not truly satisfied if I am not constantly challenging myself to learn more. I think it’s important to take a step back and reflect on your work. When you do, you can pinpoint your weaknesses and your strengths and build off that.
My dear friend, Susan, let me pick her brain recently. She took a few hours out of her day to break down Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. I have been trying to shoot in manual for some time but I just can’t wrap my head around how each aspect of the exposure triangle affects the outcome of a photograph. She simplified everything for me and really opened my eyes to a few things I had no clue I could do with my camera. I am really excited to go out and just take pictures. They’re probably going to be terrible, but that’s ok. The best way to learn is to just do it!
On the left, you’ll find some of my first photographs. On the right are some of my more recent shots.
How do you challenge yourself?