Thursday, May 17, 2007

Photography 101

Mandi Haynes is taking a photography course over at SBO. One of my goals for this year was to take better photos for my layouts - so it made sense to sign up and actually attempt to achieve that goal.

I've had my new (Gary's old) Pentax SLR camera for a little while now, and I'm quite comfortable with using it on automatic - but last night I was busy searching the manual for the technical bits Mandi was telling us to change it to. Talk about jumping in the deep end! And you know, I've learned all this before, years ago. It was so very familiar yet so very over my head! My task for the next two weeks is to read the manual, read the class notes and attempt the class 'assignments.' Mandi's disclaimer says she can't make me a professional photographer overnight - but I don't know .... just maybe ....

And this is for Angela...

Hope you like. I'm thinking your parents will be very close to their baggage weight limit when they come to see you. The photo is slightly blurry but I thought it was still worth using. Don't imagine that Tim or Grace would be terribly co-operative when it comes to taking photos. Tim being Tim and Grace being two!

5 comments:

Hannah said...

I'm sure you'll enjoy the photography course. I would like to do one of those oneday, but first I need a better camera, LOL ;-)

That layout is lovely, BTW!

Kelly said...

I was just saying to someone this morning about needing to figure out how to use the non-automatic bits on my camera. It is a point and shoot, but you can change settings etc..... maybe a course like this would push me out of the comfort zone! Let us know how you go.

Love the layout too - is it a canvas?

Janine said...

loveeeeeeeeee that canvas!! Wow wwwwwweee. Hey thats great about the course. I need to get off Auto and read our manual!! I have become lazy!!

Karen L said...

Good luck to you too with your photography course. This is something I would love to learn to do more effectively too one day. Love your layout too. Love the bright colours.

Julie said...

Oh how lucky a photography course!! I bought myself Photography for Scrapbookers and its a fab book. Lesson 1 was - read the manual that comes with your camera - talk about mindboggling! I have a digital camera but I still love taking portrait shots with Leo's old film camera - its just better!
Beautiful layout!