Just a fun comparison on where I was when I got my camera and where I am now.
Both photos were taken on the same sofa. Both taken with my Canon Rebel T3, and 50mm 1.8 lens. Both images are unedited.
Below photo taken late November 2012 when I just got my camera, all auto mode.
Below photo, taken Monday in manual mode.
Overall, I am pretty happy with this image. I think it is apparent that I am thinking more in terms of light and getting things in focus. I would have liked to pull back more and have more of his shoulders so he doesn’t look just like a floating head. Looking at the images together helps me see how much I have grown in a few months which I really need since I am in that stage of learning where everything is harder than I want it to be, I am realizing I have so much to learn, and on top of that my big dreams of what I should be able to capture don’t match up with my skills– of course all of this leaves me frustrated.
Here is the edited/completed version of the last image.