I started noticing things I had never paid attention to... Would that make a good picture? But, I always shot on automatic, had no clue what all those other settings were. Automatic was my comfort zone, don't ask me to figure out apertures, Fstops, white balance etc. Foreign!! Alien words!!
Saturday I bit the bullet and took a photography class. It was taught by Shirley Whitenack, an award winning professional photographer from Carrollton, Va. There was a ton of information floating around in my head by the time the class was over. I will never, ever figure it all out but I am now more willing to program my camera to the setting needed to get the better shot. And, yes, I do know now about apertures, Fs, white balance and composition, lighting and much more. Wow!! But, it's gonna take some practice. We took some photos in the class room...
|focus on closeup with other items in background|
|adjusting distance using Macro|
|whoops, wrong exposure setting|
And, then we went outside. Wrong time of day to be taking pictures... 1 p.m. with bright, bright sunlight.
It was fun...