Just Because You’re Not Good At It, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Enjoy It

What is my experience with photography? I like to take pictures, but I’m not good at it. I love looking at photography art, and I love to think that I could do the same. My photography background is snapchat and taking pictures of my family’s dog and pictures of the sky. I took a photography class in high school, but it never went farther than that. I used a film camera, and really enjoyed the process of the dark room, of making the image come alive slowly in front of my eyes. I used to want to work for the National Geographic and travel the world taking pictures. I would still love to do that, but I know my photography talent is not up to par with all the others who make photography their passion.

I have no technique while taking photos. I really just look at what I want to snap, try to make it not blurry, and take the picture! The only pictures I take I want to have meaning behind them. The pictures of my family and friends have laughter and love in all of them. The pictures of my dog has adoration behind each one. The pictures of the skies I take have beauty and longing to follow the clouds to their next destination. I believe that i’m successful at showing those emotions, bot I don’t know how other people see the pictures I take.

After reading all of the tips about taking better pictures, I recognize lots of them from my class, but the others all seem like common sense. I do always forget about the rule of thirds though. The contrast of the light and the depth are two things I could work more on.

Photo Reflection

I love photography. My dad has been a photographer for magazines such as National Geographic, and showed me the ways of loving photography from a young age. I’ve had a lot of experience, taking several photography classes and even creating my own portfolio when I was in my freshman year of high school.

I don’t take as many professional photos now as I used to back in high school, but I still like to fool around with the camera on my iPhone 6. However, when I’m working on my photography I like to use silhouettes and perception in my shots. With my photography that I’ve posted on Tumblr, I do try hard to capture emotions such as sadness and hope. I think I’m somewhat successful as an amatuer photographer.

I believe to become a better photographer, I should work on trying to capture more emotion in my artwork.