I had another Photo Class last Monday night. It was great fun. I love that it is a small class--only 7 of us in the class and sometimes only 6.
A couple of the BIG things I am learning:
- You really should read your manual--I was actually pretty happy I could find mine ; ) I have had my camera since June 2010 and had never read my manual. I did actually look at it, but I never read through it.
- It is so important to practice.
- Check what is in the frame--look it over.
- Take a whole lot of pictures--you can't just take one and hope that one is good enough. I do know that I just have to learn to trash the ones that don't work instead of saving them on my computer. What in the world am I saving them for???
Here are a few shots I've taken over the past few weeks:
Class #1: It's always hard for me to take pictures into class and have people critique them. I'm not very confident, but I just make sure I put my "thick skin on that night" and try to remember that it is all about LEARNING!!! I was happy with this one. We were to set our camera in Program mode and focus on our grip and make the intent of our photo clear. It was to be a picture of a tree. (Do you think it was CLEAR ENOUGH???)
Class #3 was about shutter priority. I was pretty excited about this picture. I took my tripod and went over to this little mill and captured this one. When I saw it, I thought--IT WORKED
Class #4 this past Monday was learning about aperture priority. The couple of days the weather was cloudy and, in fact, we had flurries, so I decided to go to the Conservatory and take some pictures of flowers. I was quite happy with this one.