Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Photo Shmoto

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Let's talk about photography.
And my relationship with it.

I'm just going to say it.

What is with the weird competitiveness that comes along with it?
Does anyone else feel it?
I have to keep checking myself from being sucked in.
My competitive nature wants desperately to join the "Who's the better Photographer?" club.
But the scriptures tell me that is called... Being Prideful.
Do you like how I just dropped some of my righteousness on the Treese Blog?

What do you mean contradictive?

The truth is...
I got a camera.
And I fell madly in love.
Truly, It's like a boyfriend.
And when you fall for him...
There's ten other girls
like, "Oh no you Di N't just try to take my man."
accompanied with a finger snap and head roll.

I feel like I always have to add a disclosure...
"I have no idea what I'm doing."
because if I dont, what if someone out there thinks I think I'm good?
What if they think I consider myself part of the aforementioned club,
therefore suggesting I'm in the running for being better?
When in reality I am still trying figure out that effing triangle...
ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed.
Freaking ISO... It's still not sinking in.

I'm an instant gratification girl for sure.
So you can imagine why every time I download my photos
and see them large in all their imperfect glory...
I want to sit down with my camera and have a talk.
Maybe we should take a break. It's just not working out right now.
It's not you. It's me. No, seriously. I mean, youre cute and all...
But I love him too much!
The above picture...
SEVEN times to figure out my settings.
Thats seven pictures of a metal angel hanging from a tree branch.
I know. I know. It takes time and practice.
I just didn't know it also takes one billion, trillion bad photos.
I hope my ego can handle that.

I just needed to dump this information somewhere.
that's what blogs are for, right?

I'm sure you've all heard of Pioneer Woman...
And then there's Miz Booshay... the photography guru
who ends her tutorials with this...
"Encourage One Another"
How perfect.


Thank you Miz Booshay. I like your heart.


commercialcase said...

oh no you di'ant

Alexis Treese said...

Awww babe. Did you just post a comment so I would feel like someone out there cares? haha.

Kate Korr said...

Um, yeah. I am still using the auto button and have no plans on changing that for a while. I have no clue about ISO, shutter speed and all that crap. Point and click baby, point and click. I guess the monster I purchased deserves to be used and abused but I am a slow learner so I think I will be there in about 3 or 4 years. Maybe 5.