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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Getting to Grips with a Camera!


I have had a digital SLR camera for several years and I absolutely LOVE it.  But ... and it's a Big But ... I have spent almost all the time I have owned it shooting on automatic.



My photos have been OK but I've always known there was much more I could do.  I have had attempts at understanding the settings using magazines, websites, the manual it came with an even done a time-swap with a professional photographer who is a friend of mine.  All to no avail - the workings of shutter speed, aperture and depth of field have completely alluded me ... until now!!


We have one of the leading Arts University Colleges locally (very lucky!) so I enrolled on an evening photographic class.  We have a very patient tutor, Mark, who has de-mystified the workings of our cameras and I am finally getting the hang of it. (Thanks Mark!)



We have a competition at the end of our first term entitled 'After Dark'  so I headed off to a local wood which was being specially lit for one week.  It was spectacular and these are the images I captured.  It was my first attempt without Mark around to advise me and I'm really happy with my progress - let's hope he agrees as he's the judge for the competition!!
 
Enjoy your art. 

x

4 comments:

  1. That must be an awesome class. I love the idea of working on night-time photography skills. These pics are fantastic!

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  2. I did not know there was anything other than "automatic." My use of the camera is to focus and hit the little button! Maybe I should venture out!!! Lovely pictures!

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  3. You are so lucky to have a class like this- I want to join in...hahaha Beautiful work- your pictures are fabulous!

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