Thursday, March 5, 2009

Photography 101...

Last night was the last night of my Intro to Digital SLR photography and I am so excited and inspired to learn more! I highly recommend that if you are a hands on kind of person like myself and need more then just your camera manual and books to learn photography then taking a class is a great way to learn. I have learned so much over the last two months that I feel more confident now it taking pictures and capturing them on the first try. Now, I know capturing the perfect picture is not always caught on the first shot or 50th for that matter, but I now know how to properly expose my pictures so that I have several to choose from in the end rather then just a few. Mostly this classed has helped me understand the functions of my camera, explained aperture, ISO, metering, shutter speed and so on. It's amazing what you can do after you learn the fundamental concept of digital photography. I plan to continue learning as much as I can to enhance my passion for photography....you never know you may see me down the road as the next Ann Geddes...LOL! Just kidding:)

Here is some of my work that I shot as homework for the class. Normally, it's not the kind of photographs I would shoot, but it's always good to think outside the box and these were great exercises to experiment with....

Depth of field...



Color and composition...



Contrast done by editing.

Original shot...



Edited shot...



Long exposures and shutter speeds...



Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them...Now on to my true passion...Child photography! I love capturing those timeless expressions!



3 comments:

Tim said...

Sounds like you really learned allot. cant wait to see the great results because of it.

love and prayers,

Tim

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

How fun....wished I could take a class. I am shooting my first wedding this month. I told the girl I was not experienced, and just a beginner but she insisted she wanted me.....

I think taking a class will just help build up my confidence...because there is so much about my camera and photography that I am so clueless on.

Good job.

Always a Southern Girl said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us all. I have been thinking of taking a photography class, I might just do it.Take care--Renee