What is a bucket-list image you ask?
We all know a “bucket list” is the list of things you want to do, see, experience before you die.
A bucket-list image is that person, place or thing you want to photograph before you kick that bucket!
It has always been my dream to take my photography to the next level. Nothing wrong with my Samsung Galaxy cell phones, but a “real” camera does so much more!
For example, a phone or point-and-shoot digital cannot take a satisfactory image of the full moon or an action sports shot.
When it is too windy for me to sail, I happily shoot other windsurfers in the high winds. This zoomed-in shot below taken with my Lumix FZ300 has a “travel lens” that shoots from 25-600 feet with amazing clarity! This was taken in auto mode…now that I have learned more about my camera from taking a class, I can play with aperture and other setting to perhaps get a better shot.
I am quite happy with this shot. Not only can you see his expression, but the water droplets are relatively sharp. Not the best image in terms of composition, but I’m happy with it!
I love photos of the full moon. In my class, the pro photographer showed me the settings to get this shot of the almost full-moon in October. (manual mode, F2.8 1000 ISO 100).
Here is what I was getting before.
The phone can’t do it all, nor should we expect it to. I have been lucky and diligent to get some fab photos with the phone though.
I follow so many talented blogger/photographers who take incredible images, many of which I simply drool over wanting to have one of my own in my “portfolio.”
Some of the bucket-list images I’m hoping for include:
- Bald Eagle
- Olympic athletes
- Extreme macros of flowers, plants, bugs.
- Canadian Snow geese in flight
- More national parks and monuments
To help inspire you, here are some of the images that have satisfied my bucket list so far.
Share your new and old bucket-list images and tell us about them!
Yes, there will be a part-two to this bucket-list image challenge early next year, so you can save some for that post or go create more.
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