so before last may, i almost didn’t care about photography at all. i had a little point and shoot camera that almost never caught my fast toddler in action and i was always frustrated with trying to get that “perfect pose.”
then, my wonderfully in-tune husband bought me a DSLR for mother’s day and i instantly found a new hobby that i love so much!
i’m always searching to find new things to learn (being such a newbie–i have plenty of material) and love stretching myself to grow and improve with photography. it’s also so fantastic to have nearly a year’s worth of pretty pictures of my family to look back on now. this year, i’m also doing Project 52 where i choose a photo per week and will make them into a book at the end of the year. so fun!
today, i thought i would share with you some photo goals i have for 2012—
things i want to learn more about,
and flex my creative eye.
1. Self-portraits–i want to be in some of the candid moments pictures too. i want my kids to look back and know i was there with them, not just hiding behind the lens. this link has a bunch of great tips for jumping in front of the camera.
2. Silhouettes–no need to say more, i want to learn how to do this asap!
3. Photoshop skills–this site has tons of awesome photoshop tips and tricks. did you know that you can actually make your subject(s) smile more or less?!
4. Shooting Indoors–always more difficult than natural lighting, but i’m bound and determined to try and at least IMPROVE my skills in this setting.
what about you? did you set any photo goals for 2012? i’d love to hear about them if you did!
time to link up your anything-photography-related posts from this week.
if there are pictures, you can link!
welcome to all the new linker-uppers! we are like one big happy family on fridays and i am always so inspired by all your fantastic photos.
also, remember, i’ll choose a few of my favorites and facebook and tweet (and maybe even “pin”) them!