TJ gave me a new camera for Christmas, small enough to travel easily but big enough to take decent pictures. This camera has many settings and options and the only setting I used for the first month was the Auto setting. I decided I really should learn to use the camera to its full capacity. Why own a camera that does tricks and never do any tricks? I am finding out that my little camera can do many tricks! This makes me very happy! Now I want to go somewhere other than my neighborhood or my backyard after my classes and practice my new found knowledge each week. I find myself thinking of my usual photo taking opportunities (grandchildren, sunsets, bonfires, etc.) in my class and how I can utilize my new found skills. "If only I had known this or that when I was here or there!" but alas, I am just here....in my house....surrounded by stuff I see every day. No majestic sunsets, no cattails on fire in the night sky, no waterfalls....just the house I see every day in a neighborhood surrounded by freeways. Not exactly the stuff that makes a camera jump for joy.
I am sooo looking forward to my next excursion when I can pull out my camera and take control of my aperture or shutter speed and take beautiful photographs. I have always been a photograph lover and now this class is empowering me. Watch out everyone! So far, I have learned....
|to go from this....|
not impressed yet? Come on! Depth of field....blurred background.... detailed background! It's my best suburban effort.
I'll try another...
|water in motion|