Recently, Mike took the time to teach me the basics of how to properly take pictures with his camera. I’ve always been the “point and shoot” type of person, never really taking a second thought about light, shutter speed, or lens type. This resulted in a kind of hit or miss photography, which over time became more and more frustrating.

Now that I know a little more about taking pictures my error rate has improved significantly. I still need lots of practice, and I still do get a little frustrated, but I’m happy I’m developing the skill.

All that being said, I must admit, I still like “imperfect” pictures. I think an overexposed photo (like the ones above) can be just as awesome as a perfectly lit one. Sometimes blurry and bright can be beautiful! The great thing about learning a little more about photography is now I can take “imperfect” pictures on purpose.


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