I get a lot of questions via my email and facebook about photography. I think that I am will start sharing some of them here. I know that good photos and techniques are important in blogland, but they are super-important in the everyday world of preserving life's memories. It is highly unlikely that anyone who picks up a camera (either your point and shoot or your fancy DSLR) is going to immediately know how to get the best shot, so I figured that you could benefit from my thousands of dollars of tuition :). hehe
Today we are going to talk about composition. This sounds easy-peasy... right? Well you will be surprised how easy it actually is to take a precious moment from "okay, cool" to "WOW" just by changing YOUR POINT OF VIEW. We are so used to just pointing the camera and clicking. Try getting down at a different level. That cute baby is adorable when you are standing over him, but how about trying a shot at his level? See what a difference your positioning makes!? It turns into a much more dynamic shot!
We took Luke to the park down by the riverfront on Saturday afternoon. It was the first pretty day that we have had in such a long time. I think everyone has had cabin fever because there were like 500 kids running around (not really but close). When we got there, I saw the massive amounts of people and I decided we should just turn around and leave and find another park. Luke surprised me and had a great time playing on ALL of the slides. He even did the "BIG SLIDE" and LOVED it.
I thought I would take this post in a bit of a different direction. I am so excited that I have been able to take the lens from a toy plastic Diana camera and mount it into my DSLR. I snapped a quick picture this afternoon when the sun was barely peeking out and I am just giddy with the results.
Welcome to Clarksville, TN! This is the day to day account of my life in Clarksville surrounded by my 2 cats, 2 dogs, 1 bird, 1 lizard, 1 husband, and a bouncing baby boy! Whew! p.s. the lizard died... anyone want a free 7 year old himalayan female!?