I've started reading another new blog (surprise, surprise), The Pioneer Woman, and one of the sections is about photography. Ever since we bought the Canon Digital Rebel XT I've wanted to learn more about taking better pictures. A recent post on The Pioneer Woman's photography blog talked about lighting and more specifically north facing light. The only north facing window in our house is in the breakfast room, so I took Jonathan in there, sat him on the table, and snapped away. I got a few cute shots, and the lighting was okay, but not terrific. (Maybe because it's cloudy?) After reading another post, this one on using "auto contrast" in a photo editing software, I decided to play around with the pictures a little. I think they turned out pretty good.... for a newbie. If nothing else, they'll be fun to scrapbook.
*** edited - Rebecca is using a photo I took this day in a scrapbooking contest & it can't be posted anywhere if it will be published. Here's hoping I can't put it back up. ;o) ***
I hear so much about using PhotoShop to edit photos, maybe I'll try PhotoShop Elements, it's not nearly as expensive & from what I've heard has everything I'd need. I'd love to learn how to take more interesting photos. I already have the most interesting subject... everything else is easy, right?