Necessity is the mother of learning or something like that. I’m immersed in a big project that involves taking photos of my garden. They have to be large, contain as many pixels as the camera is capable, meaning I have to shoot in raw mode and I have to learn to do it manually. I can’t use automatic point and shoot.
It’s a long hill.
When I was younger the expense of non digital photography encouraged me to think about what I was shooting, choose what I was going to shoot and take time getting it right.
Later, cheaper digital photography allowed me to take photos of everything.
Now, with my iphone I tend to just snap whatever and post it quickly on social media as a comment on what I’m doing. Most of the time it has nothing to do with real photography.
Apart from figuring out how to use my camera, I learned about the rule of thirds from Fern's blog, Life On The Balcony.
Green Living has this advice on taking great garden photos.
And this article is reminding me to use a tripod, take photos from every angle and takes lots of them.