On Tuesday Aino and I thought about a nice idea for a photo shoot and I suggested a tea party in a swamp. So, on Wednesday evening we drove (I passed my driving test!) to Pilpasuo and had some very good time! I used my 50 mm 1.8 lens and I totally love it, and Aino too. These must be the best photographs I've ever taken and that makes me sad and super happy at the same time. Obviously I'm very happy and proud of myself and Aino for such good photos but now I also feel that all of my previous work is shit and I've got nothing to put in my portfolio except for maybe two photos from this shoot. Though I still think the photo I started this blog with is very good and that's definitely part of the portfolio.
As I feel like I have developed as a photographer in the actual photographing area these photos are also revolutionary in another aspect: I edited my photos for the first time. I downloaded the trial version of Lightroom and I like it very much. It's just that I am very unsure about the result. I know these look good, but I have no idea whether they could look even better. The thing is that when I look at a photo I get used to the colours and contrasts and all and can't think of improvements. I can see the difference when comparing the finished and the original photo but the finished photo is a result of trials and errors and not a realisation of a vision. I guess I'll just have to do this a lot more and I will start to see things, but now it feels very difficult and I would be glad to hear what you think.
Oh and if you haven't noticed yet I added a page for my portfolio draft and a link to my brand new Flickr page into the top bar!
Actually we never got to the tea party part and we have to do that one later. I am definitely going to use that bottle with the candle again.