I took a photography workshop “Get Manual” yesterday from Amy Ro (who rocks and is an AMAZING photographer, BTW). It was wonderful and really opened my eyes to how I really know nothing about photography. Unfortunately, I know enough now to know how little I know (that’s half the battle, right?). The group consisted of four awesome Moms/aspiring photographers– including a new friend, Jen, from Keekoin.com. You’ve got to visit her blog, she is really funny and I wish I could be half the writer she is.
The reason I ended up at the workship is that Greg bought me a fancy new camera a couple of months ago and it has been my mission to get off Auto and learn how to use the camera to its potential. At the class one of the things I learned was that kit lenses suck, so I ran out and got a “nifty fifty” lens from Hunt’s in Providence after the workshop. The store was on my way home, I swear ;).
I was exhausted last night so I didn’t get a chance to upload my practice pics from yesterday until today. The workshop pictures consisted of about a hundred out-of-focus, blurry images. Mostly of a tree face in Amy’s back yard. Here’s the most photographed tree face in RI:
Today I attempted to practice a little with my new 50mm F1/8 lens. It was not pretty. It appears that I have forgotten everything I learned yesterday. Fortunately I took notes & she gave the four of us a handout. Here are some of the pictures I took of my star model, Jackson:
It’s a disaster, folks. I’m going to try not to be embarrassed by my pictures and keep posting them. I’ve joined boards like ilovephotography.com (I am RiGator on there) to learn more and I’m going to work on it. Another goal I have is to work on this blog more. Write often & more thoughtful posts. This also joins my goal of commenting more often on blogs I enjoy reading– no more lurking!
I hope you had a great weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow for The D-List’s Blog Party 2010.
**I realize that it is funny I watermarked these pics. No one is going to use these, but Amy suggested we watermark all of our pictures posted online. I’ve also locked down my Picasa Web Albums and Facebook photos. It’s been a privacy lockdown type of weekend in the Baby Gator’s Den.