If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you know this already. I have a confession to make.
I photograph on “Auto”!
Always have. I don’t actually know how to shoot manually. Not that it is terrible, but it is limiting. My sister-in-law bought me a book. I have looked at tutorials online. I even printed out a cheat sheet. Nope. It doesn’t completely make sense to me, and what’s more… I am scared to do it. Terrified!
Or at least I was.
Kelly from Handmade Boy has been giving me advice behind the scenes (you know she is made completely of awesome to take me on). She is really not only an amazing sewist (seamstress, sewer, stitcher, whathaveyou) but an excellent photographer.
*photo taken with permission. This is Kelly’s youngest modeling some of the clothes she made him for the year!*
You can find her also on FB in her group PDF pattern photography posse where lots of us troubleshoot and post about triumphs and things we are working on. It is a great group to be in.
Remember the recent Senior photos I did? Well, I love the shots, but wasn’t completely satisfied with the quality. I had the opportunity to retake them and try out some of the things I have learned.
Plus, my model was such a beauty that it was really a pleasure to photograph her again.
Same location. Same time of day. To quote Olaf from Frozen “I love it even more“.
I don’t think I will ever stop learning in any area of my life. No matter how much you know, there is always more. Always.
I fully embrace that and even enjoy it.
Thank you, Kelly, for giving me tips and sharing your wisdom with me in a really palatable way. You took the scary out of manual photography, which is a huge feat.
What have YOU learned today?