photography month . be a better photog

January 3, 2012 separator Uncategorized

Exciting news, guys – I got a Canon Rebel T3i for Christmas!!! Since I tend to go pretty far overboard in everything I do, I’m sure you can imagine that I’ve gotten mildly obsessed in the week since Christmas… 
I’ve been doing tons of research trying to figure out how to use the camera and how to become a better photographer in general. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s intimidated by photography, so I decided to turn January into photography month to give everybody a leg up for the new year. I’m not giving away too many surprises, but there will be lots of great guest posts and an amazing giveaway, just to give a quick hint…
Now, help me get Photography Month kicked off right. Tell me what you want to know. What is the most intimidating thing about photography for you? What would you like to learn more about? I want to make this month a great learning experience for everyone, whether you need help taking pictures of your handmade products, capturing your squirmy kids and pets without making them look blurry, or putting the finishing touches on a great shot in Photoshop. 

How can I help you become a better photographer?


  1. Just discovered your blog and working backwards through all your photography posts – such a goldmine for me! Thanks for all your great tips! My DSLR and I have an uneasy relationship but I’m hoping to get him in line. ; )

  2. How exciting !! I got the same camera for Christmas, and now to find your blog 🙂 life is good.. can’t wait to learn from you . what an adventure 🙂

  3. Wow, what an awesome Christmas gift, how exciting!! I love hearing that you’re excited to make the most of it too. Hmm I do have problems with blurry pictures often, and lighting… and taking good ones in general haha. I really know nothing about photography so I’m looking forward to this : )

  4. Blooms – I believe we’ll have a guest over here later in the month talking about capitalizing on natural lighting, so you won’t even need an elaborate setup! Natural usually seems to be the way to go.

    Alyssa – I know exactly what you mean – so intimidating! I’ve got somebody posting soon on how to use your camera’s functions effectively.

    Alissabeth – Lindsay of Scenic Glory will be writing later on about how to get great pictures with lots of life in them.

    Felicia – I have the same problem (especially at my last little apartment…), so I’ll see what I can do for ya!

    Keep the questions coming, everybody! 😀

    – Lindsay

  5. Ha – I bought the same camera last year. I’m using it, but haven’t take the time to really STUDY. My biggest problem is how to take photos inside my condo which has north light windows only. Too dark!

  6. Ooooh, jealous – I’ve been without a DSLR for several years now and it’s painful! Can’t wait to see what you shoot!

  7. Awesome. My photos are so cliche. Pretty landscapes. Posed pictures of friends. I want to take photos that are in the moment and feel full of life.

  8. The most intimidating thing about my DSLR is manual mode… I have no concept of all of the numbers… f-stops… aperatures… ISO… all the things I really SHOULD know if I’m carrying around a camera that fancy! haha

  9. wow! what a great coincidence, I bought my Canon rebel t3i in December too. I’m still playing with the Auto feature. Can’t wait to learn some new tips and tricks.
    As for my fear, the elaborate lighting arrangements scare me as I often don’t get why someone is going to these great lengths to shoot with a particular lighting. I mean the tutorials often skip why arranging lights in a given way is better than arranging lights some other way.

  10. So exciting!!! Can’t wait to follow along with your journey – photography is WONDERFUL!

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