I'm so glad that photos are digital now instead of having to buy film and get it developed. Now I can instantly see that my photos are terrible and blurry. I don't even have to wait a week and pay $7 to the drug store I remember when I was a kid, the excitement of getting photos back from the store and how disappointing it was when they were blurry, too bright, red eyed or a thumb was in the way. Good times.
I've been trying, for months now, to take good product pictures for my store. I think I need to take a class or something. Some of the pictures look good when they are small but the product photos can be enlarged to show texture (haha) and then they get blurry. And how do people take those cool photos where the foreground is in focus and the background is blurred? Am I expecting unrealistic things from my old 5 megapixel camera or is it operator error?
I was told that good photo editing software can make up for a mediocre camera. I tried the Photoshop trial for a month. I wasn't impressed. I think that I need to take a class in Photoshop. Sometimes I think that throwing more technology at a problem is not the answer. If I can't work my digital camera correctly, why would buying brand new software help me? It just confuses and frustrates me more.
One of the tiny house blogs that I read, www.rowdykittens.com, also gives tips on photography. She takes beautiful pictures. I looked up her camera. It costs $735. Wow. I can't afford that right now. I'm just going to have to learn how to make my old camera take proper pictures.