A few years back when I first got my DLSR, all I actually wanted is to learn how to shoot pictures in low natural light. I really dislike using flash and at that time I was living in a very dark apartment, so yeah. And well, once I had figured out how to operate my camera in manual mode a whole new world opened to me.
I remember when we had the shooting for the Ikea Magazine at our old house in Vienna, the professional photographer winced when he saw all the sunlight that flooded the rooms. Darkness, I learned, isn´t a problem with professional photography, but too much light actually is.
I am far from being a professional photographer but by now, I get what he was talking about. I took my camera on a long walk with Ludwig this evening and I wanted to show you the result. These pictures are shot with a wide open aperture, which is what my lense does best really, and I think they turned out beautiful. I love the colors and the texture.
These days, I really enjoy taking pictures again after a long period of "just taking photos because I know I´ll regret it if I don´t". And I think I am getting better at it.
Related: I am still mourning the old Flickr. It used to be such a great platform for photography, with a wonderful community and a decent design and everything actually worked fine, but they needed to destroy all that with running that horrible "update" a while back. Now everything is busy and crowded and takes forever to load, and I don´t really want to use it any more. So it´s a good thing I have this blog and can annoy you with my pictures! Ha.
Have a good week!