I have learned so much from the Good to Wow Challenge about shooting and editing. The one thing that sticks with me the most and that I will carry into 2012 is the quest to get a shot right straight out of camera. There is no greater thrill for me than capturing what I am seeing in my camera. Don't get me wrong, I love the power of editing. But I find that there is something so rewarding in taking a photograph that matches the scene, opening it up on my computer and seeing that nothing needs to be done to it. I love that feeling! The Good to Wow Challenge has taught me to strive for that and that it can be done. Jill has been an amazing teacher and cheerleader, sharing her skills, knowledge and feedback. Ashley has inspired me to enjoy editing and see the possibilities. The other participants have lifted me up with their comments and stunning photography. Thank you all! I am grateful to have participated, even if it was for a short time.
SOOC Photos Collage
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My (2) Favorite SOOC Shot(s) - I couldn't choose just one :o)
Settings: ISO 200, 42mm, ss1/100, f/22 (full manual)
Settings: ISO 400, 74mm, ss3.2, f/6.3 (full manual on tripod)
"Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease." - Anonymous