Earlier this year I put myself on WP’s beginner Photography Course in a bid to improve my photography skills. I was only able to post up until challenge #5 before I realized I just didn’t have enough time for it right now.
I can do quite a few stuff around the house while Riri sleeps. But what I can’t do a lot of is go outside and carefully, deliberately go through the motions of capturing the perfect-enough photo to represent the challenges.
I should’ve known this before I threw myself into it, huh? 😏
I do have some takeaways though:
- I got to know my dslr & iPhone cameras better. I really did use my dslr camera more, but I also got to delve into my iPhone cam’s editing capabilities because there are just times when lightweight phone trumps cumbersome dslr.
- I know now to pause before taking a picture to consider background & angle.
- I know now to give some thought about the message I wish to convey with the picture
- I should read through the guidelines of a challenge first & consider the time and effort it requires before jumping into it 😄
That said the challenge also me realize that what I really want to learn right now is how to edit my photos for this blog. I am always drawn to those pale-ish photos that are crystal clear at the same time. Luckily, I can just remain indoors for this.
So that’s that. I just wanted to put closure to this matter before moving on with life 😉