So, I have to say my favorite this week, by far, was Jill’s little Frogs. I do think she could make a full photo book of all the frogs she has captured in her garden. She linked two posts with frogs last week, take a look at both of them.
And for my Capturing Blessing… Day 7-14
On Instagram, I decided to pair all my 31 Day captures with a C. S. Lewis quote. His Narnia series is the first set of books I remember reading as a child. C.S. Lewis is the reason I am an avid reader today. I didn’t announce it though, and a couple of my Instagram followers caught on last night. That was so fun to see them find the hidden treasure in all my posts.
All of my photos have been taken with my new Samsung Galaxy 5s. I am still trying to figure it out a bit. And, I’ll admit I miss my iPhone, occasionally, for pictures. Camera+ was is the best camera app available and I so wish the company would make an app for the Android world. The one thing I do LOVE about my new phone is the picture quality. It is outstanding and I am thrilled that I made the switch.
If you feel like you are struggling with light, and you have a cell phone with a camera, pick it up and use it. I am amazed how my light skills have increased since I began seriously using my phone for photos. Today I can easily say that my phone is my go-to camera. There is much talk, debate, and out right ridicule in the photography world about whether phonography is an honest form of photography. I say when it makes you learn a ton about things like lighting, exposure, and patience to capture your subject just right, then yes, it is a true contender.
I also I chose Jill, and her frogs, for a reason this week. I’m pretty sure she has moved on to manual now, you can correct me if I am wrong Jill, but she learned her camera that right way, in my point of view. I cannot tell you how many photography boards that I belong to and people are struggling with simple things like focus. Can I give you one piece of advice, do not be afraid to shoot in automatic until you have an understanding of the basics on your camera. Focusing is very basic. We all make mistakes, and have our bad days, but in general you should know how to focus in on your subject. With that said, if you have just bought your camera, or if you have had it a while but never truly studied it, then take the time to just get to know your camera before you move on to more intricate things like manual mode. It’s okay to shoot in automatic for as long as you need to. At some point, you will want to challenge yourself beyond what you know, and then you can toggle that button and begin exploring. Jill has done a perfect job of getting to know her camera. Over the last year, her photography has exploded, and she inspires me on a daily basis.
Will you join me for 31 Days of Capturing Blessing? I will be on Instagram every day to post what I find, and will post here once a week on Life Through the Lens. Feel free to continue with your normal Life Through the Lens posts, or come join us for Capturing Blessing and show us what you found throughout the week.
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