I mentioned to a friend a few months ago that I wasn't that great of a photographer. And while I have the desire to be a good photographer - I have neither the time, nor the money for desired equipment [not that I think equipment makes a good photographer, but it certainly doesn't hurt].
I also said to the person, who is a photographer, that while I knew what was wrong with my photos, I wasn't entirely sure how to fix them. By that I don't mean, how to edit them - because I know enough to know that editing won't save a bad photo. But when I get the exposure on a shot wrong, I'm not positive what to do with my aperture, or shutter speed, or ISO. I know about each individually, but when I put them all together I get confused. I still struggle to nail my focus each time. It's probably because I'm photographing a baby and a 3-year-old.
I'm sure it's something that I could sort out if I had a lot of extra time; I wish I was able to take a photography course.
I really would love to be able to do photography on the side, as a means to support our family while still concentrating on Marine Reach. But I don't feel confident in my abilities just yet.
I post the occasional good picture, but there are soooo many duds. I'm afraid of not getting enough good shots.
Like the picture above, there's so many things that I don't like about it! But there are parts that I love. I tried to "edit around" the problems, but the problems still remain.
But at the end of the day, I have gorgeous children. So the pictures can't be all that bad. ;)
*And for the record: The light's on the wrong side of her - it should be on her face. The back of her head is blown out from too much exposure. And the focus hit the grass just in front of her face, rather than her eyes/face like I intended.*