Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday School

Yesterday I tagged along with my friend Wade for his weekly Nature Sunday photo shoot. I'm really glad I went and I got to see some places up the canyon I've never been. Wade taught me some more things about the settings on my camera. And mostly what I learned was that I have a lot to learn. Luckily its something I enjoy practicing.

Its fun going with someone and taking pictures in the same spot and seeing how different your shots can end up looking. I was definitely off yesterday, my creative eyes were lacking. And looking at some of the pictures Wade took really made me rethink setting up the shots and honestly I wanted to go back out and try again.

One of the things he showed me how to do, is the fuzzy soft water shot. I've got the basics down, but need a lot more practice. And some more knowledge of my camera. Having a manual that was in english would help there. I can't say I'm thrilled with any of the shots I got, but this gives you an idea of the kind of thing we were working on. And hey, you have to have a starting point.

This one looked a lot better cropped, overall picture wise. But cropped it emphasized how out of focus it was. Wade gave me some tips on helping that too.

So if nothing else I feel a surge to go out and be creative. I really wanted to go on a short hike after work with the camera, but rain stopped that. Hopefully I'll get back out soon and get a little more practicing done.


Marty Wombacher said...

The photos look great, especially that second shot! But what do I know, I'm not a REAL New Yorker! Ha ha ha!

Wade The Rascal said...

Hey Kari,
I like both of them and can't wait to see more. I actually think you composed that first one perfectly!

Britta said...

I can't believe how helpful the few tips Dad and Jon have given me were - I can see the improvement in your pictures - they look great!

And speaking of Wade - I think we need more pictures now that Soph isn't a baby anymore. If I can convince Tom to come this summer...