Had not planned to blog at all this morning, but I just read a post in Quotidian Hudson River, that inspired me and made me think about photography. That’s my little hobby … photography … and I haven’t been very serious about it. Took that first course, and that was a camera course … nothing else … to learn the basics like ‘what is aperture/shutterspeed/iso and all that. I’ve never taken a photo class and I’m beginning to think perhaps I should.
Ever since I got the first [DSLR] camera, I’ve shot basically every day. Very rare with a day without any picture at all. I look at a lot of photography online. One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that I’ve become more self-conscious about what I post … here or in Flickr. There are several reasons for that — I’m highly self-critical and secondly, I know how judgemental people are. I shouldn’t care about the latter but I do, to some extent.
When I come home after a day out, and bring up the day’s «loot» on the computer … very few photos ‘make it’. Whether they’re good or not?! … I don’t know. What’s ‘a good photo’ anyway?! The only criteria here is whether I, myself, like it. There are certain rules about composition … I know that much, but since I don’t know all the rules I don’t follow them.
Then, there’s another thing: I don’t like to shoot people. If I can avoid it, I do. I just don’t feel comfortable doing it and have no real interest in it. Hence, street photography is sort of ‘out’ for me.
Now I’m going to post a few pictures here [all clickable and will open in a new window/tab] from yesterday. It was a brilliant day, but the fog was lingering out to sea all the time … just waiting to get a chance to roll back in, over the city.
And here are two more … two examples of pictures that I ‘just liked’…and wouldn’t necessarily have posted otherwise.
What I really, really love to shoot … and I think y’all know that by now … furry and feathered friends — but that’s also depending on ‘availability’ 🙂 I can never get away from that, though … that’s what I find most rewarding.
Still working on that photo blog…