So I have a list of books that I’ve been trying to read, and I think I’m just overwhelming myself. Because I’m not getting very far.
Here is a list of books I’m currently trying to get through:
- Fundamentals of Photography by Tom Ang (I like this one soo much, I’m thinking of never returning it to the library! J/k, j/k; but I will buy my own copy)
- Nat’l Geographic’s Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
- Learning to See Creatively by Bryan Peterson
My two favorites are the first and last. I’m getting kind of frustrated though, because as much as I love to read, I can’t seem to focus enough to read more than a few paragraphs at a time. I’m in need of someone who is willing to guide me through! Teach me hand to hand, woman to woman! But I’m trying.
Learning to See Creatively is a great book though. I think the thing I think of most lately is the “picture within a picture.” I would always look around myself and see what I think would make a cool picture; but now I actually look deeper, and I find pictures inside the original image in my head.
I tell you, it really sucks that I don’t have a camera yet. I’m looking into getting a Nikon D3000 when my tax return comes! I’m super excited!
I think my favorite kind of picture are people’s hands. I love the way they look, with all the shadows, and lines, and wrinkles. Hands show a lot about a person. I agree with the whole: “a person’s eyes are the windows to the soul.” And cameras are very good telescopes for finding the hard to see, but there’s just something about hands. I think that hands are almost like a biography. Struggles, hardships, happiness, life. It’s all shown in a person’s hands.
That’s about all I have to say right now. I have a lot more reading to do, before I can actually know anything. Study study study!
Good night, and let me know what you think of my pictures!