Canon Camera Practice

Being the new kid on the block in Seattle, and not being super comfortable networking at luncheons and by other traditional methods, I have been thinking of ways to meet people and to spread the word about my business that would feel natural and organic.  I have always enjoyed photography, though I have never taken a class.  And I love street style photos by The Sartorialist and others.  So, why not try street style photography here in the Northwest? The style here is vastly different than what you see in Dallas, and I think it would be cool to try to capture it.  Seattle, as one of the fastest growing cities in America, is quickly becoming a melting pot of cultures and fashions.

I have bitten off more than I can chew, honestly.  Professional photographers make it look easy, and these days everyone with an iPhone thinks they are a pro. But there is no going back now.  I bought a nice starter camera by Canon and a 50mm prime lens that was recommended by two professionals.  Below are a few photos I have snapped recently in practice sessions.

I will definitely need your encouragement and a lot of courage to approach strangers on the street once I feel I can capture some decent photos.  Wish me luck!  Have a great weekend!

7 thoughts on “Canon Camera Practice

  1. Hey, as someone who makes part of my income from photojournalism, I have to say your pictures are great you’ve clearly got an eye for what makes a good scene – if you want to *really* have great fun with your camera and get some astonishing shots, especially with a prime lens, switch it to manual focus then turn the focussing ring at the front (if you wear glasses like I do, take them off or all your pictures come out blurry) to choose which part of the picture to put into focus – some of the best pictures have an unusual focus (e.g. something at the very front, or the back or an unfamiliar details) and it can really make an image pop by experimenting with them! It looks like you’ve already mastered aperture/exposure pretty well. Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing your future pictures.

    1. I greatly appreciate your advice, and I will play around with it. Being a novice with almost no training thus far, I was beginning to get a little discouraged when, for example, part of a sandwich was in focus but not all of it as I had intended. I didn’t know if I should stand further back, adjust my focus dots or what. I will play with the lens ring and see what happens. The experiment part of learning is fun. Thanks for the compliment, as well. It’s encouraging. : )

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