Over the past few months I've been working on my photography skills. The only problem is I have a tendency to learn the hard way.
I don't want/like to read technical manuals, so I've been reading bits and pieces, here and there on the internet, but the real way I've been learning and the only way it sticks in my brain, is to read a little and then go out and expirement and compare different shots.
This has been fairly easy in my own home where I can control the setting, but it is much harder when I go out in public.
I recently took a mini trip to Palm Springs, and played around a bit.
These are some of my favorite shots.
I'm starting to have to take fewer shots to get what I want and I rarely edit my photos at all.
When I went to Alt, one of the biggest things I learned was to get your pictures right on the front end, when you take them, and spend less/no time editing.
I'm such a visual person and I think many of us bloggers are. I've gotten to the point if my pictures aren't good (I mean if my eyes don't like the pictures), I won't post.
I'm even considering posting only pictures. Let's face it, I'm a much better picture taker, than a writer. I wish I was good at both, but writing has NEVER been easy for me. I'm not the type of person who sits here, jots a few thoughts down and hits publish. Anyhow, just something I'm thinking about, focusing more on what I'm good at.
Hope you all have a fab weekend!