As I keep treking down this photography road I feel like I have moments of genius while holding my camera. Then I get to the computer to see them bigger and realize my genius is not exactly as genius as I thought. However, I’m not down on myself because I do see improvement.
Yesterday afternoon the kids wanted to go explore so out into the melting mucky snow we went. It felt good. I took at least 35 shots and am happy with several. The ones I’m not happy with it’s not even that there’s anything wrong with them they just aren’t what I wanted in the moment.
Here are what I’m calling successes.
While their faces are making odd expressions I’m happy with the depth of field I was able to get here. There’s a slight touch of editing to blur it out further, but over all there’s not much editing here.
Mostly the same here. Aside from his expression I think I did a good job making Ethan the focus of the photo while still providing an interesting background. It’s just not very photography. It’s a picture.
This one something feels off but I can’t put my finger on what. Is it just not sharp? Like he’s every so slightly blurred? Is it too harsh?
I really like this one. It’s just so Libby. I like the fade of the background, the ripples in the water from the oar and her energy.
These next two I love. If only she would have looked at me! They were playing on the opposite of the fence from me. In this first one I left the fence in. I go back and forth on if the fence is too harsh or a fun little added natural frame to the photo.
This is also very Libby. She’s a giggling little girl who loves to explore and get dirty. Look at this now I think I was heavy handed with the editing. I love the concept of the photo, her energy but my eye keeps being down to her boots. I think I kept looking for ways to bring the eyes up and over edited.
Overall I do think I’m improving, which makes me happy.