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Tyler Goss Photography

{ Posted on Jun 23 2014 by }
Categories : Photos

I have been taking pictures for many years. They were with throw away cameras. Of course they were just pictures of places, things, and family. Then I got my own video/photo camera. I was also interested in making videos. So I used it for awhile until I got my own video camera. I still had to use the old combo or use a family member’s digital camera to take pictures. I got tired of how bad the combo pictures were and I wanted more features than a regular digital camera could do. This led to me getting a DSLR.

I had done my research and found a camera in my price range, a Canon 450D. It felt so good to be able to take clear, crisp pictures. But that wasn’t enough, I needed to be able to shoot far away objects. So I bought a telephoto lens. These lasted me for a couple years. Then I wanted a better video camera, but why get a separate camera. I decided to get a Canon Rebel T2i. It was the newest in the series at the time and was perfect for what I wanted(I just wish it could auto focus while filming). I have continued to use that to today.

Now you people reading this might suspect that I got these cameras because I wanted to become really good at photography. Nope. The main reason is because I wanted a picture that looked in focus and crisp. It didn’t really matter about the framing or the subject. I just wanted it to be clear. So most of my pictures are mediocre and are just of things and places for the purpose of remembering I was there. While it’s nice to have pictures of those things, I feel that I don’t really care about the content of the picture anymore. I can say, “cool, yea, I was totally in Chicago and I took a picture of this building”. But it just isn’t a good picture. Plus I’m not in the picture. What’s the point of having a picture of a place if you aren’t in it to show that you were actually there? I have had no photography classes and I’ve just picked up a few tips off the internet. But I have started to care about how pictures look and where the subject is in a picture. I mean, you can really just follow the simple rule of thirds. When I take pictures of family members by themselves with something in the background, I put them on one of the third lines. I also do a nice waist or chest up to center their head in the cross of the thirds. When I then ask them to take a picture of me, I’m in the center, you can see my feet, and the background is obstructed. I hate stuck up people that diss beginners for sucking, but most of my family members suck at framing. So whenever I’m on vacation, I’m always the one taking pictures and I rarely come back with pictures of myself. This is the same for nerd parties. I’m the guy with the camera. I take pictures of everyone else. Nobody takes picture of me. I try to give people my camera so that they can take pictures, but it rarely happens.

Anyway, the point isn’t about who takes good pictures and who takes pictures at all. The point of this post is to let you know that I will begin posting some pictures on this site. Now, who knows if they’ll be good. But I do try at times to take good pictures and maybe you’ll like some of them.

Till then,
Tyler Goss