I like being behind the camera. Not in front. I like capturing those split second moments. Those details you don’t notice with the naked eye. And I don’t like it to be of me. Buttttt I came to realize some things.
I’ve said for about three years now how much I want to get better at photography. And sure, I’ve gotten better than when I first started, but the truth is…I should be a lot further along than I am. But. I’m not. I stopped for a while, and I don’t take the time to really push myself. Plus I don’t give myself enough credit. Not just in photography but in most things. Another issue that holds me back is I like nature or objects. If it’s a flower, landscape, or anything that isn’t a person, I’d rather photograph it instead.
I realized I can be better. I am better. I just have to believe that. AND PRACTICE. I need to learn how to photograph people…break out of my comfort zone. I also decided to suck up my insecurities and be my own test subject because what better way to learn than with myself. And how can I expect others to be comfortable and at ease in front of the lens when I am not. It’s not really fair, is it?
So this past week, I made a promise to myself to advance my skills (or lack thereof). As a previous post mentions, I bought some fabric I can use for backgrounds (also pictured here as featured image) for portraits and tested them out myself. I must say…I’m quite impressed. I’m not necessarily pleased with them because I know there are so many things I need to work on to make them better, but overall, they didn’t turn out too shabby. And I had fun! Maybe it was the fact I was home alone with just the two dogs and didn’t have any eyes watching me but whatever the case, it was an interesting time. I did have to take ALOTTTTT of pics and erase ALOTTTTTTTTT of them, but I managed to find a handful I liked. Tell me what you think!!