It's a real camera (as opposed to the camera on my Android), a Canon PowerShot G16. I have been practicing my photography skills for 6 days. I'm blogging so I can look back and see how much I have improved. Here are my best photos by day.
12.25.2013 - Tony, the gifter.
I'm using Lightroom editing software. My friend Steve introduced me to post-crop
vignetting. It's easy to go too far with that, I know. But I kind of dig it, you know? And as a different Steve once said, "If you can't overindulge, what's the point?"
I also dig the perspective of the following poster.
I quite like vignetting in some situations, and if used properly with a gentle hand it can help draw the eye into an image. I would be less concerned about what other photographers like and focus more on what you like, so keep appyling vignetting if you feel it suits the image. :-) "Egglington" - Whirlpool.net.au forum poster.
12.25.2013 - My mom frying 4 pounds of oysters.
12.27.2013 - Senior photo shoot.
12.27.2013 - The elevator.
12.29.2013 - The family.
One big challenge I face is my utter lack of objectivity. I can't be objective about the quality of the following photo, for example, because it's my dog.
12.29.2013 - Winston
12.30.2013 - Tiny Santa and friends.
I found ExposureGuide.com today and it's been very helpful. They posted this awesome graphic of how ISO, shutter speed, and f-stops work. It's perfect for those of us who thrive on visuals.