I took a photography workshop this past weekend and was so excited. Having purchased the camera earlier in the fall, I tinkered and played with all the buttons without really delving into the whys and what-nots of what they all mean. Subsequently, I changed settings without knowing it.
At the encouragement of my husband and friends at French Country Cottage and Mammabellarte, I found a class (via Groupon), “ Introductory to Digital Photography” available here in Sacramento by McKay Photography.
If anyone has a simple or not-so-simple camera (we had all ranges in our class – some of which barely used their cameras for fear of all the buttons) and use the AUTO function, take the time to invest in a class (my Groupon cost was $59). We were taught to shoot in Manual setting – totally get it now! We learned what all the buttons on the camera meant, what a good setting would be for our own needs (nature? portraits? outdoor? kids?). It was definitely worth every penny. Above are just 3 shots that I took of the house as soon as I got home (unedited)! So much better than my shots prior:
Can you see the difference? I learned so much about lighting. Cant wait to play and share more with you all.
Hope you have an inspired week!