Since the main goal of my Project 365 is to improve my photography skills, I thought it would be a good idea to use this last day of 2014 as my “baseline” so I can look back and see how far I’ve come. So here are a few of my favorite photos from 2014…or at least the ones from my DSLR. And for now, I will only post straight out of the camera shots (SOOC). As the year goes on, I may work on editing, because I know that can make a huge difference to even the best photos. But first I need to get my SOOC shots as good as I can get them.
These are the first shots I ever took with a DSLR (taken before I even owned the camera, as test shots.) Although I know there is room for improvement, I was incredibly happy with how they turned out and led myself to believe I could actually handle a “big girl camera.” 😉 They are probably my favorite images I have taken myself (so far.)
These are from a few months later at my son’s birthday party. Not too bad, but I was still pretty intimidated about bringing out the big camera. I wish I would have gotten some more shots, but a mom’s always busy with the other details, right?
Here are a few shots just fooling around one one of our walks and out in the backyard. And yes, I did edit the one. I just thought it would look good in black & white…I don’t think I did the best job editing, but it’s a start.
Finally, we arrive at Christmas. It’s really hard to get a toddler to be still enough for low-light Christmas tree shots but I did my best. I kind of like the silhouette shot of him.
I couldn’t decide which of the first three shots I liked best, so you get to see them all.
And so it begins…my daughter got her first camera from Santa I love seeing her take joy in capturing the things that are important to her.
And just a couple more. Sweet Pea in her Zoob crown, and Buster Brown looking up to his big brother…so cute 😉
Maybe I need a little help in culling my choices 😉 but I don’t think I did too badly for including half the year.
Oh, I almost forgot this one. This is my experiment in low lighting and creative editing, and I really like how it turned out. It represents my day job…in case you can’t tell it’s a video camera, editing keyboard, and some video monitors in the background. It’s a great job and I’m lucky I get to do something I enjoy every day.
So that’s my “baseline.” I hope to to post my Project 365 photos once a week, and I’d love your feedback! I appreciate all creative criticism, so bring it on…I can take it 😉