Already one 12th of the year gone by… It’s a good job I’ve been taking my New Year’s resolutions seriously ! One of my number one aims this year is to improve my photography… no time to lose !
I have never taken photography lessons and tbh was never really that interested in it until I started my blog nearly a year ago. Working with a camera on a daily basis however, I could no longer ignore the need (and quite soon the will) to know how to take a beautiful picture. I have been reading books and taking advice from other amateurs, loving the fact so many people are so passionate. Most of all though, I’ve been practicing. And practicing, and practicing, in fact. Photos of people, places, things, in this light, that light, lots of light, no light… There’s so much to learn ! Which is actually what makes it such a rewarding topic to study – I rarely finish a session without having learnt something that will definitely help me with my future photos, often in a big way. And I don’t mind it being a long procedure, I love it when there is constant room for improvement !
My trip to Canada was the perfect time to get some extra practicing in and although travelling doesn’t always allow you to sit and mess around with your camera settings before each photo, you definitely get to make the most of beautiful scenery and full on emotion. I can feel myself getting used to a few technical things now, even though I still have a lot more to learn. My eyes see colour, shape and shadow in a whole new light (pun intended !) and I am starting to find it easier to “see” a photo before I take it.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos taken during my two weeks in the Quebec region. Whether it’s the colours, light, place or emotion in these photos, they are my favorite and will always remind of the fond memories I have of this wonderful trip. They’re nowhere near perfect, but you have to be proud of what you do on your way there, too – don’t you ?!
Did you promise yourself you’d learn a new craft this year ? How’s it going so far ?