So … I’m not a photographer – at all!
But I appreciate that I have to learn since I’ve got this new fancy fantastic camera a while back and it is time I get past “default” settings!
Problem is – I do not understand light and numbers and how to do the fancy settings – my brain would much rather deal with “In-seam” and “Prosculpt” or “Kemper Tools” … those are terms I understand and can use with confidence … “exposure” “Histogram” “Shutter Speed” and “A-Dep” … it means nothing to me – my brain goes “no …I’ve got nothing” when I try to tap into any photography knowledge … Zip Zilch Nada!
So we must make a new folder up there in my brain – we could call it “Digital Photography made easy” or something … because seriously – why why WHY must it be so hard … surely someone could explain this in terms that someone like me could go “Aha … lightbulb moment!!!” …
Well – I googled and I searched and I asked … and I got a book – because much as I love the internet – I still learn much better from a book!
So I got that little number there to the right of the photo … The Author is funny and it is easy to understand and fairly simple explanations – so I’m going to give it a try!
But you see that whopping monster big book on the left … well that one is to learn about Adobe Elements – because what is the point of taking photos and not being able to edit them?
So … between these two books I’m getting excellent night sleeps … two minutes with either and I’m out cold …
Why must it be so hard for me? Why can I not just understand this – easily? Why has no one written a book that is for someone like me who doesn’t want to spend all my time learning about taking nice photos?
Oh – but listen … first chapter in that book about photography … I learned a trick … when you take photos of flowers you have to get down to their level. You do not get great flower photos if you take a photo from above as that doesn’t show off the flower in its natural state – so lookie lookie here … I got down on my knees for this tiny little rose I found while digging up the garden the other day – I moved it to a better spot and will try my utmost to make it grow and live (me being a plant killer that is a BIG promise!) I probably should have gone down a little further, and could probably have zoomed more on the rose and should probably have used a different setting and and and … still – it is a nice little rose – non?