Monday, March 12, 2012

Photography Beginner

I got my first DSLR camera.  But I wanted to learn how to use it.  So I took an online photography class this weekend.  I didn't want to spend all that money on a fancy camera and only use in 'Auto' mode.  That would feel like buying a super expensive point and shoot.  In just 2 hours, I learned so much!  We talked about 3 topics - ISO, aperture and shutter speed.  I won't bore you with the details but just wanted to show our experimentation during class.

ISO - light sensitivity
Even though the picture itself never looks good, can you see how you can finally see my dad?

Aperture - how much light you let in/what you focus on

Shutter speed - how long your shutter is open
How crazy is this comparison between over/under exposure and when you get it right?

I had fun playing at home too. {grin}


Hanna said...

What class did you take? Will it be available again? Sounds fun and looks very useful!

Kelly said...

Woo Hoo!!! Keep getting better because hopefully I have some pictures I will want to hire you for soon! :)

Anonymous said...

100 bucks says Trent destroys this camera. - B

Ginger said...

which class??? I need to do this. my camera cost way too much to waste on auto.

your child is so freaking cute. how old is he? can he be my 13 month old girl's boyfriend? :)

found my way over from First Name Smith, by the way.