I have always loved to take photographs but have never really understood how to take a good picture. I bought a Nikon D90 DSLR about six months ago and to help me understand photography, I am taking classes, both at local community colleges and on-line; I am also reading blogs, books, and websites. I am just starting to grasp the basic concepts of photography but I need to learn much more and I need to practice. So, I am starting this blog as a means to help me understand the basic concepts of photography and to improve my photographic skills.
To this end, I am committed to taking at least one photograph daily in the coming year and to posting those photographs to this blog. I realize this may not always be possible due to conflicting commitments, travel, and just plain laziness; however, I will do my best to fulfill my commitment.
I purposely named my blog “In Focus Daily” because I have discovered one of my biggest problems seems to be achieving proper focus of my subjects…even using auto focus lenses. So, I will work diligently to learn and to improve my understanding of the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO as well as to improve my ability to focus on the subject at hand (pun intended) using both auto and manual focus settings.
I hope whomever joins me on my journey toward photographic nirvana will enjoy the photographs I produce and will see an improvement in my abilities over the year.