Remember what I said a few days ago about fitness? “Just show up”? Today is such a day with this blog for me. I’m tired, I have a headache and I would rather not write. But I’ve shown up, with the idea that a small, helpful blog post is better than nothing. So, here goes. I’m gonna talk about taking better pictures.
When I learned that I enjoyed photography, I wanted to learn new techniques of taking better pictures. I learned about composition, balance, light, storytelling, etc. I took pictures exclusively in natural light, because I was intimidated by the idea of using a flash, not to mention multiple flashes.
If you’re interested in learning how to take beautiful pictures with one or more flashes (or none, even), and have boatloads of fun doing it, I would recommend two things:
- Hobby’s “Lighting 101” series of blog posts
- Hobby’s “Lighting in Layers” series of DVDs You can see a promo for it below:
Using the techniques I learned from his blog posts and videos, I was able to take one of the most fun pictures of myself:
You can find out how, exactly, I took this picture in this post.
See you tomorrow.
This is the 12th of my 30 days posts.