I’m working on improving my photography. One of the things I heard that made sense is one should pick his/her 20 best pictures. This will help me identify the whys and wherefores of what makes a good photo – for me. If I add a photo, I have to remove one.
[Update: October 11, 2015] I haven’t updated the page for about a year so it’s about time I reviewed my work. I’ve replaced three old photos with three new ones.
Another lesson I learned from Matt Kloskowski of KelbyOne is if you want to take beautiful pictures you need to stand in front of beautiful things. We were lucky enough to go to South Africa in the summer of 2012 for our son and daughter-in-laws wedding; our daughter-in-law was born and raised there. While there we went on a photo safari – 3 words: fan tas tic
I also love trains and have worked hard to get some nice pictures. I also enjoy cooking but only one of my food pictures made the group. I have been working hard to improve my food shots and hope to have one crack the top 20 some day.
[Update October 11, 2015] A new food picture replaced an old one.
- Lentils spread on kitchen counter
- Hippo in a pond. I like the subject but it’s too monochromatic
- Juvenile elephant trumpeting at us in our safari jeep.
- BNSF train at Cajon Pass
- Ingredients set up for pork kabobs. This was taken with my new old Minolta 50mm lens. I love the colors and clarity it provides.
- Large butte at Monument Valley
Added October 11, 2015