I’m still here :)
Just a quick note to let you all know that I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth but rather I’m busy taking lots of pictures of and enjoying my new baby girl! She came a little earlier than expected and caught me a bit off guard – hence the lack of posts here. Anyways, I promise to get back into the swing of regular posting very soon and I’ve lots of new and exciting plans for the summer and fall including more online classes.
If there’s anything in particular you’d like to learn about I’d love to hear it so comment below or feel free to email me directly ingrid[at]camerashy.info Watch this space for course sign-up details very soon!
I happened across your blog by simply typing a Google search for “beginning photography blog” and you site came up. After looking at your blog I noticed lots of informative ideas. I recently acquired a Nikon D3100 with a couple of lens 50mm and a 70-200mm I believe. All the reviews stated that it was a phenom starter camera that was capable of taking high quality photos like many of your higher cost professional DSLRs. I have taken maybe 100 pics through this camera and desperately would like to learn so much more. Always in auto, but I’m dying to learn how to take those photos that I see for sale on Istock, Shutterbug, and other sites. Its not so much that I want to make money on my photos from these micro sites as much as it is perfecting those awesome pictures. Friends of mine tell me to just go out in the back yard and start snapping. They say you will be amazed at what you capture just in your back yard, but I’ve tried close ups, field of depth shots, landscape, you name it and I just can’t get that crisp, deep, photo that I’m looking for. This is gonna sound crazy, but I believe I need help from someone like you. It is very difficult for me to take classes considering I work retail and approximately 60 hours a week. Plus juggling housework (single), yard work and a girlfriend. Is there any hope that one day before I’m 100 (52 years to go lol) I will be able to take those quality photos that I so desperately seek? I surely hope the answer is “yes”. Any input or suggestions would be so appreciated. Congrats on the newborn, kids are truly a gift from God!
An aspiring photographer,