A Special Day for Grandma–An Opportunity for a Photographer

by | Aug 24, 2015 | Perspective | 2 comments

I do a lot of landscape photography. It’s what I enjoy most. But there is a much greater benefit to shooting landscapes than simply personal enjoyment . . . getting to know my camera.

When you know your camera well, you can shoot anything.

Whatever genre you enjoy, the more you do it, the more you’ll know your camera. The more you know your camera, the less you have to think about the technical side of things, and the more second-nature using it will become. The less you have to think about your camera, the more you can think about what you’re shooting: the creative and relational side of photography.

So, whatever photography you love to do, do it well! Even if it may not seem to be beneficial for much at the beginning. You will be surprised at how your horizons will expand into the different genres!

Yesterday we celebrated my Grandma’s 87th birthday. I’m not a senior portrait photographer (no pun intended), but regardless of what genre of photography I love, because I love it and do it often, a special day for Grandma became an opportunity for me, a photographer, to provide a professional blessing to others. And is this not really the ultimate goal of a photographer?

4403_Coopers Rock State Forest-West Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 121 mm, 1-250 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 200

4433_Coopers Rock State Forest-West Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 200 mm, 1-640 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 200

4407_Coopers Rock State Forest-West Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 135 mm, 1-100 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 200

4424_Coopers Rock State Forest-West Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 200 mm, 1-800 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 200

4437_Coopers Rock State Forest-West Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 97 mm, 1-125 sec at f - 8.0, ISO 200

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2 Comments

  1. Judy Brearly

    Love these pics of your family!

    Reply
    • James Staddon

      And oh, it was the most beautiful day for a little family outing!

      Reply

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