As much as it pains me to type this and to look back at some of my old images - I think it's very healthy to examine personal growth as a photographer and to see how far I've come.
Well, let's just say . . . I've come a long way. And still have a long way to go.
For my first ever Throwback Thursday blog, I'm going to share some of my images from 3+ years ago. I've been meaning to do this for quite some time. Recently, another photographer did the same thing so it's inspired me to share a little of my journey.
Here we go.
Let's talk about selective coloring. I thought it was one of the coolest tricks I learned in Photoshop. I was proud of myself for learning something new, so I did it, a lot. Even selective coloring on eyes. Yep, I did the black and white images with only blue eyes. Weird, I know but I thought it was soooo cool. I'm so glad I've overcome selective coloring.
Where to begin on this photo? How about exposure, specifically over exposure. Do I even need to point out the "hot spots" on their faces? Yep, I know it's obvious. Know what else is obvious? Focus. One of them is in better focus than the other. Blurry eyes = not good. I could go on and on about this photo (like a chopped off hand).
White balance. People don't have grey, blue, green or orange skin in real life. However, in this photo - my child is orange.
After I had my second baby, I "set" my camera up for my husband so he could snap a few photos of this awesome occasion. This image isn't bad because of the capture. This image is bad because of the edit - the edit I did. Wow. Talk about over saturation.
Photography is a never ending journey for me and I've enjoyed every minute of it. During the last few years, I've grown tremendously in my skill and knowledge. Most of that has been through practice and experience.