Since purchasing my camera (Canon Rebel T3) at the end of the summer, I've been fiddling around with it, taking lots of photos in automatic mode and capturing a few accidentally decent shots in manual mode. But things are gonna change, I tell you! I am participating in an online photography course offered by one of my favorite bloggers, Ashley. I think I comment a lot on her blog (maybe in comparison to others but then again maybe not...). She's wildly popular so I'm hoping she doesn't really notice and wonder if I'm actually stalking her.
Because I'm not.
I just like her...
...and what she stands for in regard to her faith, her family, and the loveliness she creates through her photography and other goods/materials. We have the same mix of kids at similar ages, too, until their newest little one comes home...how fun is that?!
So, back to the course...it started last night. I was counting down the minutes until 5pm when the class went "live." And then, counting down the minutes until our guests left (no offense...it truly was a wonderful time of fellowship and I'd miss the 5pm start time just to have you here again!) And then, my hubby and I needed to spend time reading to and snuggling our little ones. Ahhh...finally about 9:30pm, I logged in for my first peek at the course!
The instruction was all about composition. Some things I'd read or heard before, other things were new. And they have names, like "mergers" and "movement." Oops...I "merge" all. the. time. And I don't like the pictures because someone usually has another appendage of some sort. Got it...no merging!
Our first assignment is to take shots focusing on composition and capturing the story we want to tell. No worrying about technical stuff. I'm planning to document my practice shots and assignments for comparison purposes over the next few weeks.
Please comment and leave your feedback so I can improve!!!
Here are some inside shots for today - no editing just straight out of the camera (isn't that SOOC or something?!) Let's see if I understand this composition stuff!
Photo 3: Twinge of merging on the back of Eli's head, otherwise like the angles, rule of thirds
Photo 4: Something isn't right, but I like the idea this photo...Is the leg of the piano messing up this shot? Part of the letters missing from the chart? Piano merging with the chair?
Photo 5: Oh man...Elijah's mouth merging...now that's all I can see!