Wow! I have been away some time from this blog. I joined the 365/2010 flickr group and posted one photo each day. Then I completed the once a week photograph group on Flickr in 2011. I found that it was better to do one a day as it kept me more focused so after the once a week group in 2011 I returned to the once a day group for 2012. I am now just about half way through the 2013/365 group. I learn so much from this group. Others share ideas, tips, and let you know how you are doing with your pictures. It’s a warm, supportive group and I have made many friends. I would recommend these groups on Flickr to anyone who wants to improve their photography.
So while I have been away from this blog I have not been away from photography. I love it! I have learned so much and still have much more to learn. That’s what I love about the photography, the learning! So I will try to share some of that learning. When I first started with switching from being just a point and click girl to one who could hopefully do well with a more sophisticated camera. I did a lot of research and decided that for a beginner like me the T1i would make a good starting point. I had no idea what I was getting into and was very overwhelmed at first. I am going to try to share some of my learning with you. The hardest part for me in the beginning was having so many things to learn. So I dived in and read a bunch, retained very little from the reading, and finally concluded that I just needed to get out there and shoot, try to take small bites of learning at a time, and just not worry too much about how little I knew but focus on the joy of learning. Now I feel ready to go back and revisit some of the learning. I have indeed taken lots of pictures, learned a lot, had fun, and developed a passion for photography in the process. I took this picture back in the beginning of this journey:
I took a picture of this plaque back in 2010 when I was just beginning to learn how to do more than just point and click a camera. I wasn’t happy with the shot but said I would keep trying. I finally got around to the trying and I think I achieved a much better shot.
Here is the shot I made today:
So yes, I am still learning!