etomi

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One of the first shots I ever took for the blog. Thanks to all of shutterchance who helped me improve A LOT

So this is me and my trusty camera. I think I'll practice a little with it and see if I get any better before buying a more expensive one. I'm still picking up a lot of Photography lingo, its like a whole new world. I thought you just clicked the button and that was it. Here's to an interesting journey with a sharp learning curve!

Me

One of the first shots I ever took for the blog. Thanks to all of shutterchance who helped me improve A LOT

So this is me and my trusty camera. I think I'll practice a little with it and see if I get any better before buying a more expensive one. I'm still picking up a lot of Photography lingo, its like a whole new world. I thought you just clicked the button and that was it. Here's to an interesting journey with a sharp learning curve!

comments (41)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 19 May 2006, 00:37
Hey thats not fair, me would have loved to see you sad

Quick go buy yourself a camera that deos not have you taken shots by looking at the LCD screen. Eeeeecccckkkkk. I do angree with you though, understand the camera and composition and framing and.... I could go on, is important.

I still would have liked to see the face, why is it that when we bloggers put up self portraits or images of ourselves we always put up these fancy abstracty shots? i just don't get it.

Anyway, it's nice almost meeting(seeing) you. smile

Suby
E Etomi: Lol, im shy :O..Maybe later.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 19 May 2006, 03:43
Nice to meet you! I hope you have lots of fun with the camera, that's really what it should be about!
E Etomi: Thanks Laurie
Full marks for originality, this is something we haven't seen on shutterchance before. Somehow I always though you were a guy
E Etomi: Lemme check...nope, confirmed female wink
Suby, the photographer is not to be seen at least not the whole of him that's why he's always behind the camera and if he's to take a self portrait of himself or herself for that matter, you've got to see the camera, it's part of the package or him or her.

Enimien, this is a lovely shot. I've tried it before but never really liked the results. I might put it up tomorrow just to get some critiques. But I like your start. Keep going.
E Etomi: Thanks! Would love to see yours.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 19 May 2006, 08:28
Well I think you jumped on the photography ladder half way up! One of the most important aspects is attitude, and yours seems to be perfectly tuned. Another key aspect is 'seeing' and you've shown you can do that too. Next is practice, and digital allows unlimited scope for this, so have fun.

Some tips? Well, just one to start with: Yes - turn off the LCD viewer for taking pictures; use the optical viewfinder in the traditional way. Why? Because clamping the camera to your face to take a picture steadies it, reducing camera shake and therefore blurry pictures. AND it saves battery power. Of course you do get grease from your cheek on the LCD so you can join the rest of us in wiping it clean on your sleeve! With arms outstretched to see the LCD screen the camera wiggles about too much.
E Etomi: I'll try taking the next set of pics with the LCD turned off....fear of the unknown....you are right though, I get a lot of blurry photos. Thanks!
For me, the most important part of photography is the creative part, this is inbuilt, you either have it or you don't, Technicalities can be learnt.

Take for instance, your picture above, it shows that you have alot of potential, the sharpness, tones, might not be quite there yet, but these come with practise.

Keep on shooting smile study good compositions and lighting techniques, you can only get better. There is so much to photography, but what is most important is that upon embrassing it, you add part of your personalitiy to your work.

Yup, I started off about 3.5yrs ago with a similar camera, with it I took over 1000 pic each week, the "Big guns" I use now, might make the job easiler, but can't improve my composition.

Keep on... snapping kid!
E Etomi: Thanks Mista Skee. I'm whipping out the reading glasses!
  • Mona
  • London
  • 19 May 2006, 09:27
Hey Enimien, I like the picture and the concept and the story grin
E Etomi: Thanks Mona! Even if I wanted to remain anonymous it would be impossible LOL!
  • sk
  • United States
  • 19 May 2006, 12:07
nice and creative.
it reminds me of how my journey into photography began last year last year, damn how time flies. i started with a similar camera as well.
keeping shot madam
E Etomi: Merci!
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2006, 13:09
Great start to the blog E ;-) Nice self portrait.
E Etomi: Thanks
  • Leye
  • UK
  • 19 May 2006, 14:22
Hello Moto!!

Nice Shot..
E Etomi: Hey Leye, its getting old oh, this Hello Moto! lol

Thanks
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 19 May 2006, 15:32
"I'm whipping out the reading glasses!" LOL. Thats one of the cutest things I've heard all week.

Welcome Etomi!

Now now, suby. Don't be so bent on seeing her, you have a wife now right? ;-) LOL. I'm just teasin bud.

Etomi, this is a pretty intresting shot. But remember, if you would like to buy a camera. Come talk to good ol' Rez. (I should just become a salesman for Pentax and get free stuff)
E Etomi: Thaks Reza, u'll be the first to know!
  • Adura
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 May 2006, 17:00
Nice picture... Like someone else said, ORIGINAL picture smile
E Etomi: Thanks Dury, my no.1 supporter
  • Mask
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2006, 17:34
I really wish I could say I started photography last year or even 3 years ago for that matter. My love affair actually started 7 years ago.
In fairness though I had somewhat of a 5 year break. I only started again last year August. So in a sense I guess i dont feel to bad !
  • Mask
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2006, 17:36
As for you young lady ! I am definitely impressed. I am always happy to see nigerian women who are interested in photography. Naija guys , no offence.
E Etomi: Thanks mask! smile. Wow so many nice comments, can't wait for the critiques. It'll be like drinking water after eating a Walnut he heee
  • kofo
  • United States
  • 19 May 2006, 18:00
hey girl,

love all the pictures, i think this is my favorite...or maybe its the other one with the river... but love them, love them all!!!! =)
E Etomi: Thanks Kofo!!!
Nice pic and like Suby said would have love to see ut face cos I actually thot u were a guy too o.
Take care
Etomi..U are gifted, I would say you just sprang a surprise on me. Nice pic and great work.
Wonderful and here i was thinking you were semi-professional. I can only imagine the type of pictures you'll take when you go pro. Keep up the good work. Your talent speaks for itself.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Dec 2006, 07:34
Hi Eni, lovely to meet you, clever shot to. Mal
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2006, 08:29
very nice
Teeehee..love this
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2006, 12:38
I think this is a well composed shot.

.. and .. 'Hello' smile
nice one E!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2006, 13:20
good B_W.

Have a great weekend with lots of photos!!
  • David
  • Canada
  • 1 Dec 2006, 13:27
I adore this shot. I feel slightly disorientated - in a good way - when looking at it and I am intrigued by the clever glass-mirror reflection thematic and how it encompasses every element of the picture, including the camera and the eyes of the photographer holding it! I could swear there are subliminal messages in the mingling of the interior of the car and the reflections in the door window. Wonderful shot. Love it.
  • David
  • Canada
  • 1 Dec 2006, 13:31
I adore this shot. I feel slightly disorientated - in a good way - when looking at it and I am intrigued by the clever glass-mirror reflection thematic and how it encompasses every element of the picture, including the camera and the eyes of the photographer holding it! I could swear there are subliminal messages in the mingling of the interior of the car and the reflections in the door window. Wonderful shot. Love it.
  • David
  • Canada
  • 1 Dec 2006, 13:33
I adore this shot. I feel slightly disorientated - in a good way - when looking at it and I am intrigued by the clever glass-mirror reflection thematic and how it encompasses every element of the picture, including the camera and the eyes of the photographer holding it! I could swear there are subliminal messages in the mingling of the interior of the car and the reflections in the door window. Wonderful shot. Love it.
  • Abi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Dec 2006, 15:37
nice photograph of you..follow the link on my page to meet me..nice photograph
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 1 Dec 2006, 19:09
hello.. I can imagine you are shy and creative. It is nice to meet your image.. ~S.
  • dezhare
  • gibraltar
  • 1 Dec 2006, 21:27
amazing how u are so talented and ur sister (Oz) is a hopeless case...loll..am kiddin, creative juices flowing in ur family...fab stuff!!
  • omono
  • kenya
  • 2 Dec 2006, 06:44
ure meant to have sent me that camera but i see u hav plans 4 it. today is my xmas dinner and disco. ill cal u
Very nice to meet you smile
  • Foluso
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2006, 22:42
Love this shot!
  • Temitayo
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2006, 13:57
Geez girl, you've got great talent. Im loving your work!!! Becoming a huge fan. Well done.
  • Temitayo
  • Lagos
  • 3 Dec 2006, 14:00
Geez girl, you've got great talent. Im loving your work. Becoming a huge fan too. Well done!
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Dec 2006, 01:14
Recycling old shots????
Amazing though how we've all grown since joining shutterchance smile
I really like this kind of self-portrait. nice! good choice of b&w
  • Adura
  • London
  • 6 Dec 2006, 21:11
I've seen this for a few days now... UPDATE please smile
  • Roode$t
  • Nigeria
  • 8 Dec 2006, 18:25
took a second there to figure this out...
tidy!
You ain't lying on the learning curve! I like this
  • Glo
  • United States
  • 4 Apr 2011, 01:11
cool shot!

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