So ... as I promised to way back when ... when I was taking part in a Pet Blogger Challenge, I have, indeed, invested in a better camera. I have now, also, invested in a beginning photography class, and I now know all about the rule of thirds, filling the frame, angle of attack, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, etc. ... in theory, anyway. But, as is often the case, understanding these things is one thing. Applying these principles in my actual photography is something else again. Overall, I'd say I am failing dismally. One of the hardest things, for me, is realizing that I have been, apparently, holding the camera and changing the focus incorrectly. THAT is a hard habit to break.
I was, however, rather pleased with this shot of Tucker taken the weekend before last ... and whether that's because my photography is improving or because I just have an emotional attachment to the photo's subject, I can't really say, but I like it, and it's my blog (er, Tucker's) and so I'm posting it.
This photo, unlike most of the photos I take, was actually minimally post-processed - just a bit of cropping. But I did discover this photo-editing site, called PhotoFunia.com and I did indeed have fun putting some different filters on this same picture to see what I came up with.
Overall, I have to say, I like the original photo the best. Who even knows how many rules of photography I broke here, but I know I held my camera correctly, if that counts! Which of the "five faces of Tucker" do YOU like the best?