Here's some of my shots below. The first one I snapped on awhim after cleaning up my daughters "Princess Party" It's one I really like. Some of the others are from this fall. I think for the sunflowers "photo shoot" done in September. I took about 700 pictures, between lighting issues and some uncooperative kids, LOL. Then on an October trip to a farm with the kids I was able to do better with fewer shots...you'll see.
|Have to start out positive, I was so happy this picture truly captured what I saw that day...truly a fluke, LOL|
|Ack what's up with the super exposed sky? Yuck.|
|This was kinda cool even if the sky didn't really look like that...LOL|
|Same sky, nice and blue...|
|The girls could barely see with all the sun but with only flowers behind, shots turned out better...|
|Much softer lighting and much better here...even though the same lighting environment.|
|And here, my girl K on a sunny October day...|
|And this one, nearly the same amount of light as the September pictures but much better result so back to studying...|
|This was a totally lucky shot using the flash in a little shed with sun behind my daughter...|
Three of my biggest problems are:
- Always forgetting to take the lens cap off before attempting to take the first shot...seriously who does this? I have seen "image too dark" soooo any times from my camera and missed sooo many shots this way it's ridiculous.
Yes Lighting is twice. I have so much trouble in the very dark and in super sunlight.
Even though I've got a good feel for what my mistakes are as I browse my photos. Lighting in the extremes has truly evaded my grasp. Achieving the amount of Bokeh I want (love that) as well as my composition seems to be improving at least.. I am hoping for an epiphany (or a decent tutorial or class) that leads me down the path to enlightenment...oh, couldn't resist. ;)
So, just curious, what are your top three struggles as you take your photos?
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