I’m living proof—it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks! #digitalphotography
I’m living proof—it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks! When I started my food blog a little over three years ago, I knew nothing about photography. I was one of those point-and-shoot amateurs who’d sometimes capture a decent shot all by pure luck. I launched Life, Love, and Good Food without many digital skills, but with a dream of sharing my passion for cooking with photos that would do my recipes justice. That’s much easier said than done!
After three years of trial and error, reading self-help photography blogs, being envious of dozens of fantastic food blogs and their exceptional food shots—and a lot of persuasive nudging by my husband—I finally signed up for a non-credit digital photography class! Six weeks in, I’m beginning to understand more about F-stops, shutter speeds, and lighting, and can now make adjustments to get the shots I want. It’s amazing…I had no idea what all those functions on my camera could do!
From the beginning I planned to not only share favorite recipes on this blog, but to share a bit about my life and other things—besides food—that I love as well. Today, I’m doing just that. Instead of a weekend recipe, I’d like to show you around downtown Knoxville through my camera lens! My photography class took a field trip to practice shooting and here are some quirky and fun images that I captured.
- Artist Alley. You wouldn’t want to get caught here after dark, but the alley behind Market Square showcases some of Knoxville’s finest graffiti. Lots of color and creativity here!
- Coffee & Chocolate…and sidewalk cafes. Need I say more?
- The Market House. A bit of history and nostalgia in the square with the federal courthouse in the background.
- Krutch Park. I love the park with its winding stream and waterfall in the middle of the business district. A tribute to our mountain streams in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Have a great weekend, friends!