I definitely have enough on this subject to make it a somewhat regular post series on this blog.
In fairness, I’ve not really given myself a fair shake with the camera–I’ve hardly used it and have yet to take it out of the home at all to shoot anything of interest. So, at this point, the only experiments I’ve done are on things that exist somewhere in the house. For example, a cracked egg shell, an assortment of Japanese tea caddies and the corner of my dining room that I’ve pictured here. I haven’t even had the energy or drive to do another product photo session.
Why am I so unenamored (did I make that word up?) with this thing? I feel like I need to capture one awesome photo in order to feel it grab me. But it’s evident that I don’t have the knack for turning every day objects into art, as I’ve seen so many other hobbyist photographers do.
At this point, I’m starting to grasp the concept of the way the camera works–exposure, aperture, etc. So there’s a start, I suppose. Here I’ve posted a couple of shots of a cabinet in my dining room. I guess I’ve demonstrated depth of field here. Did I even get it right? There are many other shots from this grouping that I didn’t post–some going towards the light, some going away, some from above and some from below. I’m feeling hung up on the technical aspects of photography–in other words, I feel that because there is so much technique required in capturing a good photo that there is less room for interpretation as in some other art forms. Does that make sense? And currently, I’m just focusing on technique, before I even delve into subject matter.
Perhaps today is the day that I take the darn thing out of the house and play some more.