It has been a while since I explored a new spot to take photos at. It could be a struggle at times because I tend to frequent places that I know I already like or be able to take decent photos at. But I did discover a new spot this week.
This place is actually a park and it is situated on a hill that provides an overlooking view of the city. People frequent this place and I was surprised to see groups of people (they do stay 6ft apart though). In addition, there were a handful of students having their graduation photos taken. Well, another spot that photographers frequent to I suppose.
Upon reviewing the images that I had taken that day, I did realize that I need to take more practice and set aside time to do so. It was quite challenging for it has been a while. Since I started the new job and considering all that has been happening around, I have honestly not picked up my camera in a while.
It felt like I am a total newbie trying to figure out my aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Super basic things that I had to think about apparently, and with it a gloomy day, it was a bit more challenging. As you can tell by these images, I do need that practice. They did not come out that bad.
As you can see, I got stuck with lower aperture (such a shame, rookie mistake); hence the photos being all dark and allowing way less light. However, as I looked at portraits that I had taken that day, there were fire! But those portraits are for another post.
As we were about to leave the place, the sun started beeping through, and we couldn't stay because it was getting so much colder in there. I for one was not properly dressed for the cold weather because we were supposed to head to the beach.
I will have to come back to this place and take more photos. I have to redeem myself and put out a higher quality photo. It makes me miss taking a photography class, and I am considering doing one after all this is done.
As I run out of landscape and travel photos, I will start posting some portraits that I have done. Having a portrait session, it made me realize how much I like doing portrait photography so let me share to you next why I do—Claire.