Today I made a commitment to start this blog. I've been thinking about it for awhile, wondering what I might blog about. As I was sitting in the middle of a wildflower patch practicing depth of field, perspectives, which f/stop which iso whether or not to use one of the neutral density filters I just paid a fortune for - it occurred to me what I wanted to do here.
I am a passionate amateur. Well, since I've sold some photos, I guess I have to claim semi-pro, but let's not get carried away with that title. I have so much to learn. There is so much to learn. And I am going to journal (aka blog) my attempts and experiments. Some days will reflect on camera trials and tribulations. Other days I'll be posting about post-processing.
Here's one thing I know for sure and I suspect everyone taking a similar journey also knows -- you can take all the classes you can afford, read all the How To's you can get your hands on, watch all the tutorial videos, but you do not own any of it until you go sit in that field with the wind blowing, the sun and clouds changing, the distractions and temptations of what to shoot, yes DOF or not, stand up, sit down, lie down, climb a tree, get a better perspective, pull out the reflector, take a lot of shots, and then feel the exhilaration of seeing that you got ONE REALLY GOOD SHOT.
I'm going to load up today's shots later on. I'll let you know in the next blog if I got ONE GOOD SHOT.