I don't claim to know a lot, but I do know a good shot from a bad shot. Darned if I know how to fix it a lot of the time, but I know what's bad.
Last year I was simply a mum with a point-and-shoot who had a busy toddler and family who lived in another country. It was much matriarchal duty to photograph said child to keep Gramma Sams' photo board full and Desktop with a rotating supply! However, upon Joshua's arrival, my need for good pictures suddenly gripped me. Lots of pictures simply was not good enough. And then the stupid camera died. It was probably due to being dropped so many times, but oh well.
So we purchased the "big camera". We bought a Canon 350D Canon Rebel XT. It was mostly because we knew we wanted something better, but didn't know what that meant. We email our friend - professional photographer Adam Harriff and asked for suggestions. We didn't really know what we were getting into, beyond a price tag.
And now? We have an obsession! I don't know if anyone realized it, but our camera came in the mail the morning Joshua's encephalocele burst. It was so good to have fantastic, quality photos of our last days with him. We'd been using my parent's camera, which is okay for basic vacation pictures - but that's about it. If it means anything to you with cameras, the photos are about 500kb each, so I can't do much with them.
Since then the camera has become a hobby for Matt and I. We've become the family photographers, but only because we have the nicest camera, if not a good knowledge of the camera and its uses.
Today I'll be photographing my parents. They're making a trip to the US next month and they need new "Prayer Cards". Pardon me if that's a foreign concept. It's basically a picture of them with basic info about who they are and what they do for their friends, family, and supporters.
We've never done one. We probably should. Bunny trail...... It's like someone said the other day, ADOS, not ADD. ADD = Attention Deficit Disorder, ADOS = Attention Deficit...Ooh! Shiny!
I'll post some of what I take. I hope I get some good shots! Here's to Lucky Shots!