by anna on January 21, 2013
I want to learn more about photography.
I have been saying this for YEARS.
I feel like some of you might be shaking your head at me right now. I am shaking my head at me right now.
I mean, I know about photography.
I seem to know about photography. But basically, I’m fooling you.
Basically, I know what kind of camera I have and that it has a LOT of buttons.
I know how to use some of the buttons, but there is still, in my mind, SO MUCH to learn.
I mean, okay okay, I’ll give myself a little more credit than just knowing the camera model and some of the buttons… I’ll admit that I know MORE about photography than I used to. I’ve come a long way since my point and shoot and since the beginnings of this blog. I’ll give myself a pat on the back for that.
I know how to take a pretty decent pictures (at least I think I do), because I have a pretty good eye for taking good shots (again, or so I think).
I’m just not 100% satisfied. Or even 75%.
I’m satisfied with my images, but I’m not satisfied with my knowledge.
Does that make sense?
Basically, I want to know more, I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING.
Mostly, I think it just takes practice.
But also, a class or two couldn’t hurt.
So, my 2013 goals for photography are:
Take two DSLR photo classes (an intro, and then an intermediate)
Take a lightroom course
Take a photoshop elements course
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
Up until now I’ve been cheap and haven’t splurged on anything to improve my photography aside from buying my fancy cam. But I think some specific instruction is the next step I have to take to reach my goals– to feel more comfortable and more confident. The classes above are just a guide and not set in stone. If you have any ideas/recommendations for me, please let me know– I’d love to hear them!
For the most part, I will be displaying my practice on this here blog.
Tastefully, of course, but I think it’s safe to preface this goal/challenge with this:
I hope you guys like pictures.