I’ve been trying to get the hang of my DSLR camera for ages now. I feel like I’m getting nowhere and it’s soooooooo frustrating! To be honest, if something frustrates me too much I usually just quit. However, I love photography so much that I am determined to get better at it.
I especially suck at getting the shutter speed right. My pictures are almost always underexposed, which makes them look dull and dark. It’s a special kind of disappointment when you pull up photos that you thought would be fantastic only to find that they are all too dark…
I will keep working at it, though. I have received some wonderful advice, especially from the fabulous Veronica Armstrong, on how to improve my shots. I will keep reading and practicing until I hopefully some day produce pictures that I actually like. I want vibrancy you can’t look away from.
What are your tips for achieving the ideal exposure?
Here are some pictures I took yesterday at a beautiful location in Orlando, the Harry P. Leu Gardens. I have lightened them up as much as possible without washing them out.