To me, being at a place where I'm not learning is torture. I don't like stagnancy. I like challenges and growth and progress. I like to track improvements. This is part of why I love blogging so much. It allows me to exercise some of the skills I use at work in a new venue, while also allowing me to stretch myself in new ways.
One of the things that I really try to avoid in the city, in general, is looking like a tourist. This has proved to be extra difficult as a blogger who brings her camera around with her. My giant, clunky camera bag just screams -- Hi. I'm a tourist. Please steal my wallet out of my back pocket. And my stock Canon camera strap doesn't help.
Recently, I've had a photographer upgrade, and I thought it would be interesting/valuable for me to share that info with you!
I have become increasingly interested in photography lately. I'm constantly trying to figure out how to make my photos better and how to better understand my DSLR camera.
Today, I want to walk you guys through the basics: aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and white balance. Understanding how and when to use these camera settings will make you a much better photographer.
I stumbled upon the blog Taylor Takes a Taste on Pinterest the other day while looking for food photography tips. This guy has some seriously good info on the topic (if you're interested). Being poor myself, I particularly appreciated the $15 Food Photography Lighting Setup. Enough so that I tried it myself. Here's a quick look: