Still Struggling With Photography

Somehow checking the garden turned into a photo shoot this afternoon. I should have been tending to the vegetables I gathered but, instead, I found myself trying to get a perfect picture of the produce. I’m still trying to figure out what my camera can and cannot do. At this point I’m convinced my camera can do anything except macro shots (I’d need a new lens) and that I can do very little.

My sister sent me links on taking great pictures of food and I read each one very carefully. I think my food pictures will improve but I still need to learn a lot about the camera. Photoshop helps but, let’s face it, an ugly woman with makeup is still an ugly woman. My pictures need more than foundation and blush.

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This one is clearly washed out. I believe I tried to set the shutter and aperture manually. That may be a good idea except I still am not sure I know what I’m doing.

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This is from the opposite angle – changing, I thought, the way the sun hit the objects. It’s still washed out looking and that’s even after playing with it in Photoshop.

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I darkened this one a bit in Photoshop. But it came out too dark.

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This is probably the best of them and I took a LOT of photographs.

Clearly I need a lot of work on my photography skills. I’m watching videos and reading websites that purport to teach people how to use their cameras. I’m determined to take really good pictures. And I’m grateful my sister loves me enough to have pointed out that my earlier photos really needed work.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Still Struggling With Photography

  • September 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm
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    Natural lighting is your best friend. Place the vegetables in a nice basket or bowl by a window and let nature do the rest. Put the largest vegetables towards the back. I too have a garden and get caught up taking pictures when I should be tending. I can’t help it! I am just so proud of what I’ve grown. I have a few tips on editing on my blog and more to come if you need more help. Good luck!

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    • September 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm
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      Thank you! I try to shoot the pictures in natural light but I have mullions on my windows which cast shadows. I go outside when I can but, after cooking I’m usually in so much pain it’s all I can do to get a few shots. I’m definitely going to check our your blog! I need all the help I can possibly get!

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