When I Grow Up

by HEAB on August 18, 2011

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I like to get up early in the morning and start pressing buttons on my camera. Sometimes I think I make pretty pictures.

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This is what happens if I meter the light while pointing my camera at the sky (to the left or right of the sun) vs metering the light reflecting off the water.

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A storm cloud filled morning: Same photo, but with the light meter reading off the dark sky, the water, and then the sunlight.

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For these photos, I was playing around with metering the light on the water in the background and then taking a meter reading off the greenery next to me before recomposing the shot. I know it’s a little blurry. My tripod = my knee.

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Someday, I would love to take a photography class, but for now I’m learning so much from this book

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It’s the best photography book I’ve ever read. Actually, it’s the only photography book I’ve ever read, but whatever. If you want to learn more about the basics, it’s great. I’m also having a lot of fun playing around with Photoshop Elements. My new camera has improved my photos a great deal, but PSE helps too. (I bought this camera, used from Amazon, and I usually use this lens).

Bowl of cinnamon oats + butter + flax seed before photo editing…

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And after…

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When I grow up, I think I want to be a photographer.

When you were little, what did you tell people you wanted to be? Throughout school, I said I was going to be a pediatrician. Yeah, that didn’t happen. After one college chemistry class, I found myself in the history department. When I switched majors, my dad asked me what on earth I’d do with a history degree. Duh dad, I’m going to go to law school. 😉