Time for some of my favorite blog/photography hops…(who am I kidding, they are all my favorite!) 🙂
This week I decided to show some of my beginning photography shots to demonstrate my growth as a photographer. Lately I have been getting some pretty negative reviews towards my photography on other external websites that I post pictures to. Most of the comments are people who are just negative, but I can’t seem to shake them. It has been leaving me feeling very uncreative and lack luster towards picking up my camera. The other night I was even telling Greg I should have never wasted money on upgrading to a 50D ( some of the comments were really nasty and people pretty much tore apart my work) So I decided to go through some of my first photos to remind myself how much I have grown, and to also remind myself that even if you have one person who hates your photo, it doesn’t mean 10 more people don’t love it. I’ll start with the third shot I ever took with a DSLR.
[July 16, 2007 Canon Rebel XT]
To sum up the story Greg and I were bored and decided to go to CSUF to take pictures ( I wasn’t a student yet) so I had no idea what there was to take pictures of, and I also had never even picked up a DSLR before. I ended up shooting this… completely on auto. I fell in love with photography that day, the fact that you can capture a beautiful moment and freeze it was amazing.
Then I took my camera to the zoo… Here are some of my first shots ( all still on auto)
[ May 4, 2008 Canon Rebel XT] At this point I just snap, snap,snapped, I didn’t look at composition, exposure, or any of the other nitty Gritty.
Here is a re-shoot of those last two ( both full manual)
* This lion shots actually got a lot of negative reviews…. Someone even posted it was so horrible I should quit taking pictures; however, I like the image, and compared to one of my early shots it is great.
Comparing these two giraffe shots is like night and day almost.
This is one of my early disney shots.
It is kind of cool but it is also blurry, I had no idea what ISO/Shutter speed/Fstop was. I would take a picture about 10 times changing the setting until it wasn’t to bright or to dark anymore.
[October 2010 50D]
Some more early shots:
I know that my photos are not without faults, and I need to ignore the negative comments; however, some times it can be so hard. This little reminder of growth is giving me a little more confidence to pick up my camera and start on the scavenger hunt list for this week 🙂
Sorry for the picture and word overload this post really was more for me to reflect back on my photography, and to remind myself that I am a good photographer and I can take great images.
Happy Wednesday, hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!
Only 2 more days until black Friday 🙂 Is anyone camping out–we already have 3 people camping out in front of my best buy! I start work at 3am, and I am so excited!