I've been trying to re-teach myself how to use our point-and-shoot camera. This is because I have to buy a better camera (in order to Fulfill my Destiny as a photographer for the marching band) but I am a dunce when it comes to knowing what specifications to look for in a new camera.
My main photographic technique for the past ten years has been to take a cajillion photos and hope one or two will turn out. This drives the family nuts.
I accepted the photographic assignment on the "Written, Inc" blog as a prod to force myself to get out there and experiment with the camera I have. The main thing I learned is that I have a lot to learn, and that I shouldn't rely on my cell phone for photo notes. I accidentally erased half of my notes, so I don't know if photo X was taken with f-stop 3.2 or 8.0. I mostly just pressed a lot of buttons.
The theme was "Signs".
|Traditional sign in the park. |
Walkers tend to ignore this sign and
regularly take over the bike lane, often walking
three abreast for conversation purposes.
|Sign of a tantrum? or of a toddler in a rush?|
|This sign amuses me. I have no idea where the marker |
with "0" is, or what the units are.
This sign is 1 1/4 units from somewhere.
|The "No fishing" sign. Shouldn't it say|
"Dammit, Keep Off!" ?
|This is not a sign. I was going to sit on this bench|
to take photos, but then thought better of it. Who knows
how many Lyme-disease carrying ticks, wasps, snakes,
and ogres are hiding out in that grass?
|A sign that it is harvest time: loads of pears on this tree|
in the park. But no one is harvesting them!
|A sign that fall is coming.|