nesting * geeking * critiquing

Playing Photog

I’ve heard it said that you can tell what someone fears losing based on what they photograph.

Over the past few years, I’ve found myself increasingly aware of the fleeting aspect of moments. Right now, at this very second, we are both the oldest we have ever been and the youngest we will ever be again. No matter where we are physically, we may never pass this way again.
Certainly there are times, places and even people that we should prefer not to remember. There are a good many others, though, that we take for granted.

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I cling to images of my travels to the Pacific Northwest and the feelings that region elicits in me. Fortunately, my confidence behind the lens has grown such that my landscape shots make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside—which is a little ironic since it’s mostly cool and rainy there.

My attempts to capture images of people, however, aren’t quite up to snuff. Even with some pretty great equipment, I’m very much in the training-wheels stage of portrait photography. Fortunately, my best friend donated a couple of hours of playtime with her little girl (my niece for all intents and purposes*) last weekend to let me practice.

*I thought it was “intensive purposes” for an embarrassingly long time

Have some favorite resources for learning to take great pictures? I’d love to hear them!


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