I’ve always been the (self-proclaimed) New England hype girl. It’s more than a small, corner of the country, it’s a state of mind. There’s nothing more soothing than my feet in front of a wood burning stove or the smell of chimney smoke in crisp autumn or the salty breath of the sea. Time is best spent driving down narrow dirt paved lanes looking at wooden houses, each one more unique and charming than the next. . I could write a thousand page love letter to the one region of the world that will always be home.
When I started this blog almost a year ago – woo! – I knew quality photography was going to be one of my staples. In fact, I refused to start my blog until I had the camera of my dreams – which is one of my regrets. I love my camera, it’s one of the best investments I’ve made to my personal happiness. However, I shouldn’t have waited for a “good” camera to start writing and creating. My camera gave me confidence to start my blog – but not everything I needed.
Throughout this past year as I’ve learned about myself as a photographer/director (when I’m not behind the camera) and I’m come to recognize that there are some things that a fancy camera can’t fix. While you can edit and filter the image itself, you can’t alter the content. The angle, background, and subject are essential to a quality image and are fundamentals that cannot be altered. Having an eye for photographs is something that is inherit & learned.
Some important things I look for in a quality photograph are background, angle, color, and attention to detail. These are things that you notice too when you see a really good photo. Next time you like a photo on social media ask yourself why you like the photo? & I’d bet it has to do with these things