I have a confession.
I suck at photography.
Don't get me wrong, I take TONS of them...I never miss a thing.
Yeah..its partly my fault. I am lazy. Lazy to learn. Its also hard to sit down and try to figure out the beast of a camera I have, and well...don't even get me started on the monster that is Photoshop.
I really..and I mean REALLY want to learn my camera...learn some Photoshop tricks. I'm not trying to be a professional. But I DO want pictures that I can be proud to say I took. And well I'm also sure that Amber is tired of messing with my pictures and with me. :o)
So tell me...what is the best trick you learned? What really made your pictures go from blah to wow? What are your secret recipes and formulas? What is something you wouldn't have known had someone not sat you down and taught you? What books have been helpful? Where do you get some of your inspiration as far as creative ideas? (Interesting shots of the same ole stuff) What is the best kept secret in Photoshop? What about your camera can you not believe it took a whole year for you to discover?
I am really serious about this guys...Email Me. Help a sister out. Educate me. Let me learn. Make me do it myself. I know it will take time and lots of practice. And I'm willing to do that. But with three young children, I want to make sure I'm making the conscious effort to try. Tired of being INSANELY jealous of others' photography. Want to be proud of my own.
Thanks ladybugs. And a HUGE thanks for all the sweet well wishes!! Wow. Means the world to me. You have no idea.
And by the way...I took that picture up there. Today. I said...I will learn this camera...I will try to play in Photoshop...and this is what I got. I don't think I'm quite ready for constructive criticism, but I do LOVE this picture.