It’s no secret that I love taking photos. I find it fascinating that with a push of a button you can magically freeze a single moment in time. A moment that someone hundreds of years later can pick up and be a part of.
About a year ago Danny bought me a Digital SLR camera, a Nikon D40. I love it. The photo quality is great but I admit that I’ve primarily been shooting in “auto” mode this whole time. And when I wasn’t, I was faking my way through the other settings.
A couple of months ago, we sat at AZ88 for a long lunch and chatted about things we both wanted to do – for ourselves, for each other and for the community. On the top of my list was learning how to use my camera and take the photos I want to take. The ones I can see in my head, but can’t get to translate to film.
So based on a friend’s recommendation that I had filed away months ago, I was just in time to sign-up for an eight-week photography course to learn all about the Digital SLR. The class is small, only about 10 of us, it’s once a week for 2.5 hours after work and each week we have homework assignments to hone our new skills.
It’s been a month now. Tonight was my fourth class and I’m happy to report I’m braving non-automode photography. I’m not full manual yet, but I think I’ll get there. So, if you wanna talk ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, etc. I’m your gal. Eh, maybe not quite yet. Ha.
Here are a couple shots from my past homework assignments. Pretty obvious who my main subjects are…