Needless to say I've been brushing up on my f-stops and shutter speeds. The web is chalked full of photography lessons of which I have been taking advantage of. Guess that's a big part of the reason you have not heard from me here.
The truth about photography is you can sit and read about it all day long but the real learning comes from actually getting out there and taking photos. And for me, this has been a real challenge. You can only photograph your household items and the landscape around your house so many times. What I really needed was photo assignments and again, the web was full of 'em!
So today I bring you my first photo assignment, my self-portrait.
First let me say that photographing myself from my beloved iPhone is a heck of a lot easier than shooting from a tripod-mounted camera where I have to worry about white-balance and exposure. My iPhone in a way has hindered me and there have been times (especially with this particular shoot) when I've wanted to throw in the towel and just use my iPhone. But I persevered with results that I am satisfied with.
Taken July 17, 2011
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel xsi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
ISO speed: 400
Focal Length: 18mm
You can see the original photo here.