I know you all are thinking I am the last person on the earth to give advice about photography.
And you would be right in thinking that. But, I hope you have noticed a big change in the photos I'm sharing. I will spare you the agony of before shots and just give you some pretty after shots:-) These are all near our house.
Luis and I went to a workshop with a professional photographer, Deborah Scannell, that we just love. A retired interior designer and architectural photographer, she now mostly does landscapes and is a phenomenal teacher. Please go visit her site HERE to see her amazing work. I think the photos show what we learned.
This was my first shot at the Soco Falls workshop...getting the water silky smooth. I was so nervous, I didn't realize the camera was not securely attached to the tripod and almost lost the camera. This was taken with a Canon Rebel T3 and a stock 18-55mm lens.
Luis took most of these shots with a Nikon D5100
This is the creek in front of our house...
...my mom's flowers she grew from stray seedlings.
Although the workshop was outdoors, we learned some indoor techniques also...
These were taken with the Nikon D5100 and a 55-200mm lens.
Hopefully, you can see a
big huge difference. We learned a lot of technical things, but the biggest thing is simply getting as much as possible out of the cameras and lenses we have, which means getting out the manual, watching videos and finding what settings work for what. Luis also found a French photographer he has been following and learning even more about squeezing everything possible out of what we have.
I'm really excited as we re-shoot everything in the house. I think the biggest satisfaction I am getting is the ability to show people that you don't have to have the biggest house with the biggest budget and expensive pro-camera gear to show that you have a great space. Hoping people *get* that:-)
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