There is one area in the house that draws in a nice amount of light. I went to that spot and played around with a very wide open aperture. I mean, I bought a 1.4 lens, I might as well put it to use.
This cupboard has a lot of detail on it. Between the molding, the colors, and the decay, this piece of furniture has a story. I really like the shallow depth of field that a larger aperture brings. It mights it difficult to capture everything you want sometimes. Challenging yourself into getting a good photo is definitely something that is necessary, I think, for anyone new into photography. One day, I will be able to look at a subject, pick my settings, point, shoot, and it come out just great. Of course, all of us can do that from time to time. You either get lucky or you just have a feeling.
No matter how close I seem to get with an image, I always find myself tweaking the RAW image in Lightroom. A little bit here, and a little bit there. I like my end results, but sometimes I wish it wasn’t necessary. When I get these thoughts in my head, I usually think about magazine covers and other types of shots where Photoshop is a necessity. In a culture based off the perfect image, it is impossible (at our current standards) to get that perfect image right out of the camera. That have special add-ons for Lightroom and Photoshop just for portraiture. Oh well, I guess that means that my little tweaks on my images aren’t such a bad thing.