Photography Friday

This week I read a really great photography book (review to come next week) and while it had tons of useful advice, what I got out of it the most was that I need to do more thinking before I take pictures. I often feel rushed when I’m shooting, sometimes because I’m with other people who are waiting but often simply because of the other things I feel I should be doing. That’s definitely not a good way to get pictures. To combat that tendency, in the future I want to try to set aside time explicitly for long photography sessions focusing on one scene. Since I’m lucky enough to live somewhere with many beautiful waterfalls, I think one of my starting places will be visiting a lot of them. This week I made it out to the Ludlowville falls, which you see above. The random fire picture of from the local Fire and Ice festival. My boyfriend has been experimenting with long exposure photography and was nice enough to help me take that one.

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  1. Ohhh it’s so nice to see we both not only share a love for books but photography too! And I agree, you rarely get great shots when in a rush which is why I usually prefer to go out with my camera alone, just taking all the time I need without anyone nagging behind me to get a move on. šŸ™‚

    • That is fun! Do you have your photography posted anywhere that I could check it out? I’d love to see it sometime šŸ™‚

      • You can check out some of my work on my RedBubble profile: http://www.redbubble.com/people/birgithm/portfolio
        I signed up on the site last year and it’s such a fun place with a great community! Admittedly some of my older work makes me shudder and experience serious facepalm moments today, BUT it’s great when you see yourself grow in a field you love – that includes photographic triumphs and plenty of blunders too, ha!
        And *psst don’t tell, this is still semi-top-secret* I will soon sell (some of my better) photos on Etsy too …

      • How exciting! I hope you’ll make an announcement on your blog or just let me know when you’re selling photos on etsy. I’d love to see what you decide to sell and hear about your experience selling pictures šŸ™‚

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