Some of what I have learned about photography:
- Light is tricky. I think I have enough but when I look at photos later on the computer, they can still seem dull.
- My lens works better when not at full zoom. When the lens is way out there, photos are not crisp.
- Some of the best photos with this lens are shot at f 8.0 or so, rather than at the extreme stops. I don’t know why. Could be user error.
- My time as a photographer: 30% reading how-to blogs, watching instructional videos online, and reading the manual; 30% arranging stuff and lights; 30% messing with photos in Lightroom; 2% taking photos; and 8% making Tom come look at the photos I’ve taken. He’s wonderful. He always finds something nice to say.
Here’s stuff in the top right drawer of my daughters’ dresser: