Stop reading, start working….

Ok, so it’s been a minute since I’ve been in here. And no, it’s not because I have all of these beautiful pictures to post of my progress. I’ve taken some photos, I just haven’t made them a part of my photo stream (upper right hand corner of my blog). Truth is, I’ve been doing what a lot of newbie photographers do: not taking pictures and lusting over new gear that I do not know how to use. It’s not that I don’t want to use the gear that I already have, I just want more stuff! Not sure why, but I want more stuff. Let’s take for example my Sigma 10-20. When I first saw pictures taken with the Siggy, I just KNEW that I had to have one. I studied wide angle lenses like a madman! And when I could spot a photograph taken with a wide angle lens from a mile away, I purchased the Siggy. Have I used it? Sure. Do I use it often? No. Why? I haven’t used the Siggy or any of my other stuff because ….well, I’ve been busy studying my camera.

Well hold on a second, now. I know you’re thinking, “This chick is crazy for purchasing all of this stuff and not using it.” Nope! Not crazy. Obsessive and compulsive maybe, but not crazy. I take lots of pictures. I just end up throwing most of them away. I know what good picture is supposed to look like in my mind. I put an emphasis on the word ‘my’ because a lot of people are quick to offer their pics for ‘C&C’, meaning ‘comments & critique’. I’m not at that point yet. I’m still practicing what I’m learning in the book. What I mean, is that I’m learning how to bracket, how to use Active D-Lighting, and figure out how to photograph the moon. Yeah, I’m taking LOTS of pictures.

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