|Lee Miller Portrait by Man Ray (solarization)|
I got all the books at the library on both of them. I am particularly taken with the process Man Ray developed that he called "solarization"; it gives a sooty outline to the subjects (as in the photo of Lee). I love manipulating photos and am jealous of the apple app called "instagram" that all the fashion photographers were using during fashion week.
I'm sharing this with you because I'm hoping to improve my photos for my blog. Right now I have a very inexpensive camera (Samsung TL205) and may find I may need to upgrade to improve my photos. I don't know enough about what cameras have to offer to know whether or not I NEED a new camera or if I can just improve my knowledge and get better photos.
In the morning before work, I spend all of 5 minutes taking my outfit shots. I may take 3-5 pictures and use a tripod. I run around my yard looking for the best light but I don't always get the colors right. My indoor photos are really boring--not like some of the photos I see in the Anthropologie catalog! (my inspiration)
How about you? Have you taken a photography course or do you just point and shoot? What kind of camera do you have? Do you like the photos it takes? Is the photography a large or small part of your blog? Love to hear from you!