Day 98 – Closer

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This shot was accomplished after many bouts of trial and error on a decent day. My current camera’s ability to capture things in motion is questionable at best. So I had to take many shots before it come out just right.

I’m exploring myself by trying to analyze myself from a neutral mindset as if I was analyzing another person. Its quite challenging but I am getting results.

That’s it for today, I need to rest up as I’m under the weather again. Peace,

David

Portraits

Growing up I hardly ever took photos of people. Being a shy introvert I took photos of nature, machines, etc. I did however, take a few photos of people at a wedding. Overall, this helped me develop taking photos of architecture and Industrial subjects. 

Recently, I’ve been taking photos of people more. My little cousin has graciously accepted being my model. I am expanding my photography skills by doing this. I am becoming less shy when I have a camera in my hands. I even take photos of my tennis partners when I waiting to play. 

Not only am I doing portraits but also action photography. I’m doing everything I can to get better. I take portraits everyday now and study each shot. I need to work on my backgrounds and composition. I hate “staged” photos so I ask whatever model I use to act natural. I talk to them while I take photos. This is great experience for when I’m ever working with a paid model. 

Merge what you love and you will be the greatest 

One great way to be a better photographer is to merge what you love. Take shots related to your hobbies or what you love. I love basketball I often take photos of basketball hoops and courts whenever I go to new ones. Your love of your subject will come through the photos making it even better.

It’s like when you take a photo of your lover your emotions and their emotions can truly shine through. This makes the photos better in my opinion. So merge your love of photography with outside interests and you will find yourself taking more quality photos and you will expand as a photographer. 

Get those shutters going,

David