In January of 2010, I started learning about photography. I didn’t take a single course and I didn’t read every technical manual about cameras, lenses, and techniques. While I did read a few books about photography, I did most of my learning through two means: taking lots and lots of photos, and with the help of friends who were into photography. But it occurs to me that not everyone knows someone they can ask, and that sometimes, especially when learning something new, it’s hard to even know what the right questions are.
That’s where this site comes in.
My aim is to be a friendly guide for those who are relatively new to photography. My first aim is to give you something to try that will help you understand exactly how to take control of your camera. There are a lot of great examples on the internet showing the effect of various settings, but you learn so much more of you play with it yourself, and then really think about what is happening. Of course, I will also provide an explanation so you can see some examples and know whether you’re on the right track.
I am not a professional photographer. I am an elementary school teacher who loves photography. But sometimes the best people to learn from are those who are just a little farther down the path. This site is intended for the new parents who bought a new camera so they could take great shots of their little one, but aren’t sure how to get the results they were hoping for. It’s for the traveller who wants their photos of the wonderful places they go to be a little more interesting. And it is for those who want to take photos for fun – art for art’s sake – and who need a nudge to push themselves forward.
If you are looking for something in particular or want me to blog on a particular topic, leave me a comment and let me know! You can also ask any questions you might have and I will do my best to answer them, or direct you to where you can find the answer.