If you follow the blog you know I’ve been learning Photoshop for the past year or so. I’m hardly skilled but I’ve learned a trick or two. In my pursuit of developing the ability to manipulate pictures I realized I lacked of an essential part of Photoshop, the photo.
I went out and bought a Nikon 3300 which is an introductory model DSLR. There is a minimal amount of zoom but the pictures are of higher resolution and I’m still working on the adjustments. With my experience of Photoshop and the newly equipped tools to take a quality photo, I was set on my journey to become… I have no idea.
What the Hell Am I Doing?
At 7pm I decided to venture out into the real world with my camera for the first time. I got in my car and traveled to Wawa to get some food and a coffee for what I wasn’t sure. It was 7:20 when I decided to start following the sun. I was driving west on Washington when I occurred a glaring, beautiful red ball of sun. Picturesque. Wow this is easy I thought. My first time trying to take a picture and I’m following a RED sun that I can’t even think of how many times I’ve seen it like that in my life. I couldn’t decide if I should just pull over and snap a pic or if I should keep driving closer to it so I could get a picture that wouldn’t have traffic lights in it.
I kept driving and before I knew it the sun had ducked behind some clouds and I was driving in a different direction than it was setting. Now I was scurrying to try to find a good picture again but I couldn’t find a good spot and there was no where to get out anyway. Before I knew it it was 8pm, no picture in sight, and I had to go home because it was dark. I took one picture from my car, which was highly dangerous, because I figured I needed to go home with some memory. The first is the original and then what I shopped.