I mentioned in a previous post that I have a new camera (thanks to Jeff), which means a bit of time will be spent to learn how to use it properly, and to catch up to the photographing mainstream. I feel a great lack of confidence when it comes to technical things, unless the subject really interests me, then maybe there’s potential… 😉 I have never really learned to use (our last) camera’s settings, having been too impatient, having been always always satisfied with whatever happened with minimal fussing about …
and finally, having dropped it, (I seem to drop everything!) my recent months of photos were just getting worse. I now am learning things like ‘depth of field’ which is a new thing to me. So you might see some bits of non-knitting related things show up here over the course of my learning, for undoubtedly it will eventually blossom into the knitting, and hopefully transform the presentation of what I have been working on rather passionately for several years now.
I am no presentation fanatic, however although I never before paid enough attention to the modes, menus, knobs & dials on the previous camera, I learned to photograph paying fastidious attention to natural light, and of putting a lot of importance on background. Come to think of it, that perhaps should be the prerequisite to good photos, but now that I can shorten depth of field, (make everything in the background rather fuzzy and unimportant) I will better be able to show clear small details, as in tutorial photos, which is very very nice. I am a bit taken suddenly by this whole super duper focus aspect of photography.
But okay, this antique door knob is a really great practice object, but then when I get to looking at it closely ….
I see motifs for a tam design, don’t you?
So maybe it is entirely knitting related after all.