I am not a photographer, I do what I do, out of pure curiosity, interest and passion. Let's not insult the other photographers, by calling me one!
But I am no less either, just need to learn the craft a little more. What I share through this medium or any for that matter is because photography is a big part of my life. It's one of my stress busters. I am not a professional, but I still watermark and copy right my pictures here, because I would like to get credit for something that is mine, and stop others from misusing them. You know what I mean right? But that doesn't stop me from loving every part of it. I love when I do good, when I get complimented for what I do. And I also love when I absolutely fail at something. Because that gives me a chance to learn it the right way. Not that I apply this phenomenon to all the things in my life, but let's not get off-tracked here. I may have been caught up in life and lost the humorous side of me. But, I am back!!
So, I just wanted to take a few moments to share what I feel about being called a photographer. Until I say so myself, I am just another girl, photographing for pure fun and entertainment and loving every bit of it. Would love to be called a photographer one day, but that's not today. I have a lot in me I have yet to explore. Till then, I'll do what I do. Love it and share my love with everyone. Hope you enjoy this
rant and my post.
I had some fun time clicking and editing the following pictures, of a friend. It was a casual set up, spontaneous shots, natural poses, some candid moments, camera friendly subject, and some great end results. I hope you enjoy them, as much as I enjoyed editing them. My ultimate purpose is to never crop an image, I try to get the best possible in the frame, then post-processing is my most favorite. Using Adobe lightroom 3 (sometimes, Adobe Photoshop CS5), has been a great experience. It is user friendly, with great presets available and the best feature of all is the Adjustment brush. I didn't know, until I used them, how you can turn around a disastrous image to a not-so-bad image. So, therefore, the credit really is shared by the camera (Demon, if you know me), myself, and Lightroom.
PS: Just a keen observation, I was going through my stats for this blog, I know I know I go through it a lot. But this time I went through it's views for all this time. And, what I saw there? Was a complete surprise. It went downhill. Yep, that's right. It went straight down into water. Not that it should bother me, but I did the same thing when I started it, and I haven't really changed. So I am only assuming, people don't click on
important links anymore. But never mind, I am not complaining or ranting here (I do that enough to myself, when I am alone), so I'll save you the trouble. And who am I to complain anyways, when I don't find time to catch up to so many blogs I have bookmarked. But seriously, the graph went like so low, I am almost afraid what I did to put off viewers. I feel like I do more on my blog now, than I did before. I actually do read my blog as a viewer and try to criticize myself. (You all do that right? Right?). Sorry, I talk to myself a lot these days, keeps me sane.
Anyways, here are the photos of my friend that I took. Hope you enjoy, and leave your comments on how I could have done better.
Love & Peace