I'm certainly not an amazing photographer, at least not yet anyway. But I do so enjoy my new camera... and by participating in the DPP, I've found myself spending more and more time fiddling around with it, trying out different settings, white balance, shutter speeds and ISO's.
Fun, fun, fun. And I mean that in all seriousness. I recently read that photo editing is no substitute for photography technique.
And I agree. So I'm going to work a bit harder behind the camera and strive to keep things unedited until I master techniques.
Don't you love the colors in this one?
This is my first poinsettia. I've always loved the bright and brilliant colors, and the distinct holiday feel that they bring. But I've never had one of my own. Then on Saturday, my hubby took the older two boys out on their almost weekly special male bonding adventure. **This involves Nick transferring their carseats into his super cool Jeep (as opposed to the not-so-cool minivan that I drive) and running different manly errands (Dunkin Donuts, the flower store, the park, and sometimes Nick's office which includes a stroll by the motor pool and lots of big Army trucks).** I came home from a baby shower with my youngest to find the boys had bought me my very own poinsettia while they were out. Love it.
And can't stop taking pictures of it either. One of these days I'll do it justice and take something really beautiful.
On a photo related note, if anyone has a website (their own, or one they'd recommend) that teaches beginning photography and offers photo taking tips, I'd love to have it.
December Photo Project, Day 6