Saturday, December 8, 2012


Have you ever wanted to try something just to see if you are any good at it? Well, that's the way I feel about photography. Everybody and their cousin thinks they can take pictures and that they should be a professional photographer. Not true. (In my opinion.) Just because you bought an expensive camera doesn't make you a photographer. Not everyone has the "eye" for it.

 When I was in school, I majored in Art. I even had a scholarship to go to an art school in Columbus Oh. I turned it down. In my (stupid) opinion, I didn't think you could make money by doing anything with art. Plus, when I went to the school to look around, everybody was dressed all in black and had a "I hate the world" look to them. I was not like that. I liked color! I liked the world! hehehehe. So, I turned down the scholarship. One thing that I wished that I'd taken though, was photography. Yes, I can draw, and I can paint, and I'm not to bad at sculpting, but I've never REALLY tried photography. Sure I've pointed and clicked, but I've never REALLY tried to take a picture. So here is my first try.
Not too horrible, I think. But, there are MANY things that I have to learn. Things like aperture, and shutter speed, and lighting, and,and,and,and....... Well, you get the idea. Now, if only I can figure out this camera so that I can take some more.

 So until next time,

 Small Farm Girl, student

P.s. If anyone has any good sites to learn photography for idiots, I would appreciate the info. :)


Catherine said...

The only aperture thing I ever learned was how to use a camera to determine how much light a greenhouse was getting. Sorry.

Looking forward to seeing your photographs!! The bridge photo is beautiful.

Sheepmom said...

I like this pic a lot! Sort of mysterious/romantic. The mist helps with softening everythign and the reflections of light on the water add an extra bit of "stuff" going on. I don't know diddly about composing photos, but I know what I like - sometimes without knowing why I like it so much.

Felinae said...

Oh, I love this photo, it's beautiful! You did an amazing job, sfg. :)


Sandy said...

What a beautiful picture!

small farm girl said...

Aaaawwwww, shucks guys. (kicking dust on the ground.) :)

Candy C. said...

That is beautiful! I like the mistiness and the B&W. I'm still learning too but haven't gotten past the auto setting on my camera. I do think you are right, you need to have an eye for composition.

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small farm girl said...

Thanks you all!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great job, the tree in the top right gives it a 3-D effect adding to the mysterious look in the photo.