There is so much to learn in the world of photography, and I sometimes feel like kicking myself for not doing so while I was still pregnant, and had all the time in the world. I was intimidated by it then, the only reason I even got away from shooting in the basic modes was because Zach pushed me to. But all the other settings? Seemed like it was all way over my head. Ah well, that's a lesson learned. These days it's easy to go weeks without taking any time to try to learn anything new, so I've added a couple photography blogs to my google reader and am forcing myself to actually read the updates, so if nothing else I can be sure to spend just 5 minutes a day exposed to new information and inspiration.
One thing I loved about this house when we first saw it is how bright it is. The living room has so many windows, one whole wall with light streaming right in. I was taking pictures of D earlier today and was thrilled to realize that I could set my ISO down to 200 and still have a fast enough shutter speed. Awesome. =)
The other day as D was eating breakfast I started taking a few photos, of him and of other random parts of our new home. And then, I even went and edited a few of them with Gimp. Looking at them now I might have overdone them a bit, but I still kinda like the effect. It's all trial and error, isn't it?