So all along I have said that I wanted to upload some images here so I could look back later and see if I have learned anything or made any progress at all. So far there are a couple things that I have learned about photography that I really need to be aware of: Glass Glass Glass and Lighting.
Yes, choose the right glass and by all means know how to use the light source you have on hand. I have the glass part covered for now, however I am struggling light wise. I do not know or understand how to use natural light efficiently to make a photo look decent without destroying shadows blowing out highlights.
I am now uploading some images I took of some falls that are rather local to me. In these images I used a couple different lenses and tried a couple different settings. Most images I upload will not be edited in light room so I can compare the raw images that I took now and in the future. Oh yeah, I am shooting in Raw format.
For most of my Kinkaid Lake Spillway gallery images, I feel as though I would have had much better results with a decent ND filter and Polarizer. Please feel free to check the images out and give me thoughts in a kind manner. I am truly a beginner after all.
Ray is a proud step father, husband and on any given day in his spare time can be found out and about (as mobility allows) accepting new challenges daily in the photography world. Such challenges may be just getting out of the house that day, getting the lighting figured out, composition, or just figuring out new ways to have fun by exploring new areas.
Ray resides and mainly shoots his photography in the Egyptian Valley region of Southern Illinois near the beautiful Shawnee Forest with his wife, step son and 3 dogs and gecko.