As some of you may know, I'm finally learning how to use my digital SLR camera by taking a Photography 101 class with a tater and a monkey. And yes, where three or more of us are gathered, we're inevitably shushed. In fact, I've even been shushed twice - once as part of our little group and once on my own for trying to explain something to one of our classmates that is not the brightest bulb in the bunch.
Aside from the shushing, I'm actually learning a lot! I'm starting to feel confident shooting in manual mode and I now know what most of the buttons on the camera do, even if I don't always know when it's best to use them. While we're not graded, we are given assignments to complete each week to actually try the concepts and techniques presented in class. Assignment 1 wasn't much to look at and my ankle issues didn't leave me with any time to complete assignment 3, but I got some good shots for assignment 2. Wanna see?
Random shots around the house and on my drive home from work:
Playing with white balance:
Playing with F stops:
For this week's assignment, I even took a little field trip, but will post those pics later this week after I sort through everything. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm definitely much better than I was just a few weeks ago.