If you're new around here you may not know that I set one New Year's Resolution every year - and then I blog about it - because that's the trick to sticking to a resolution - at least for me - accountability and only choosing one resolution a year. (Maybe next year's resolution should be to stop using run-on sentences? Nah, I'd never keep that one.) So in 2011 I was resolute about blogging on a regular basis - and what do you know here I am still doing it - going on almost 3 years now. In 2012 I decided to learn how to use my new big girl camera that I gifted myself for Christmas - and I did - and I'm still learning and loving photography. This year's resolution is all about eating my way to a healthier me. You can find out more about that under the Paleo tab.
Today I want to share a little bit about photography. Back in November of last year I wrote a post titled - Photography Tips for A Beginner From A Beginner. Surprising to me, it's one of my most popular posts! Who would have thought people would actually like hearing tips from a newbie? A bunch of you said you took notes from that post to keep handy when you're using your camera, so I thought I'd help you out by putting a little cheat sheet together for you. Hope this helps!
Doing a 365 photo challenge last year helped me learn so much. Forcing myself to use my camera every day for an entire year not only taught me through hands on learning, but it also left me feeling inspired as each day I'd learn something new about myself, about my camera and often about the way I see the world. I finally sat down and forced myself to sort through all of the photos I took last year in order to put together a family year book. Considering it's almost officially fall of 2013 I'd say it was about time right? I used blurb to create the book.
Here are just a few of my favorite pages. It's a thick book - I don't want to bore you. ;)
|Little did I know when the year started that this would be Prince's last year with us.|
This book sits on my coffee table reminding me that you're never too old to learn something new - that every day is a day worth capturing - that you really can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
I'm looking forward to learning more, and I see a new lens and a fancier tripod in my future - awwww yeah! Have you challenged yourself to learn something new lately?