Don’t remember how long ago, but I did mention in one post, that I need to cross my boundaries; after all they are just imagination lines, so this is my new project about how could I learn to be a better photographer. But everything is not so simple, just go and decide to do new project, at least not with this one, because I will need to go on the place that I don’t feel comfortable to be (in front of the camera).
All this is because I always complaining how bad are my photos and how I don’t know how to do them properly. Usually I know why I like when I look others photos, but I don’t have a clue how I could get there. Not even close.
I just recently discovered that there are people who are making self photo portraits and the pictures are gorgeous, of course I love them, and don’t know how they are made. So my usual excuse are, I don’t have the same equipment, don’t have so good light conditions, don’t have so nice background, don’t have nice props….and on and on and on…boring. I think the main reason is my lack of knowledge and this is my bigger excuse.
If I want to have better photos, I need to start with practice, I need to start to learn new stuff and most important I need to start shutting. That’s it. Just do it, don’t explain, don’t complain, but do it. Just that. I really believe, if I could learn to do self portraits, (and I hate to be in front the camera lens), I could learn a lot about photography, and I could use it more efficiently on other stuff. Learning shooting itself and process of that is my main goal.
For today I did take my tripod under the bed and it was quite dusty and other then that I did realize that I don’t have a clue how to do it. Even the basic how to make a focus on me and I’m not there to see both sides. But I have a head full of ideas for compositions; just don’t know how to shoot it. It is like I need one elf in my head with a step by step photo instructions and another elf on my face, so I don’t need to be there. So this is my smile and a picture of: “I will do it”. Yes, this will be the title of my first the worst picture…
I don’t know how to explain how difficult it is to be in front of the camera, so I won’t. But I want to do this project from the beginning to the end and I hope I will do it at least for tomorrow too, that this won’t be just start and never finished project.
The goal is to learn new photo stuff, at least the basic ones, and hope I will start learning fast, so I will manage to get at least some good photo from this trip. Tomorrow is Saturday, and it is our family time, all day long, so when should I do this? How stupid to thing even to try? I even didn’t make my self presentation photo for this blog, and now I want to make 365 photos? I’m crazy that is for sure, but all I know is that I don’t want complaining again that I can’t make good pictures, and I can’t learn if I don’t try. So tomorrow need to be my second day.
PS, don’t think I have a two tripods, I don’t. I did place my camera on a piece of kid’s furniture and 5 books. Do you really want to hear my idea why? I did think that I could make a focus on my tripod and then I will just stand there…yes, this was my plan.