Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A great response to "Your camera takes such great pictures!"

Interesting blog post by a fellow photographer...here. I've had the occasional "I've got the same camera that you have, why don't my pictures look like yours?" or "You just hold the camera and push the button, why would I pay for that?" I'm not professing to be a pro or to know more about anything than anyone else, there's a lot I don't know about cameras, but I love taking pictures and I hope it shows in my work.

I'm really bummed. My far away friend, Jenn is getting married in Aug. and she asked me to shoot the wedding. I'm so touched that she would ask me and I'm so po'd that it's the same weekend as the Anime Convention. I love going to the convention, it's a feast for the eyes, both a good and bad meal. But I love weddings too. And I'm so happy for Jenn! I need a time machine!
Sunday was the grand opening of the Mountain Bike Skills park and we took Linus and my busted elbow dad down to check it out. The really neat part is that is really close to us. The sad part, Kerry and dad are too cautious (scared) to ride it.


Chris Hertel said...

Wow, that's a great shot!! I get that comment as well, "your photos are so great you must have a good camera." It's not the camera it's the person behind it! My husband and I met in art school and we both had photography classes, but he takes terrible photos and I yell at him all the time. I think it takes patience and practice to get really good photos, plus knowing your camera helps. I'm always making little discoveries on my camera!

Sue said...

Your pics are always awesome Kelly! I think it is the person taking them and it shows;)
I don't blame your dad or Kerry - my son's best friend (about a month ago) and my son (Dalton) were there riding the tracks and practicing the jumps. He was determined to make the jump and after a couple of tries, the third time he crashed face first in the dirt and long story short, Dalton had to call the ambulance and his buddy was in the hospital for the day. Remembers nothing. Thankfully Dalton wasn't trying the jumps - he said it looks too scarey.