Let me preface this by saying that I haven’t had lunch yet. I got too wrapped up with being social and the time escaped me. So I’m sitting here in the PhotoCamp session, but my attention is all over the place.
One thing that I realize is that I’m already experimenting with the tips that the presenters are talking about. Now, by no means do I take the most amazing photos in the world. I view my photo-taking, because I hesitate to call it photography, to be not the worst thing in the world. I approach it from the same frame of mind as podcasting. You make do with what you got, and then you try to make the best of it.
Still, it’s hard to not have a lot of envy in this room, but I take comfort in the fact that I’m not alone. My little PowerShot isn’t the worst thing in the world, even though it’s nearly four years old. Its time is coming to an end, but I keep praying that it lasts me a little while longer.
I’m completely cellphoning it today. You can check out my flickr to see what I’m uploading as I go along, but there is no post-editing going up. Point and shoot, but there will probably be some of those classic “John shots” that I apparently take. Low-level, angled shots from weird perspectives or some junk like that. I don’t know why or how I do that. I just do.
This is all really great information though. In another life, I swear I was a cinematographer or something. If there was more time in life, I would love to do that for a living. Plus, taking neat photos is pretty freaking cool.