Thursday, March 17, 2011

Photography 101

We had the Photography 101 class over the weekend.
10 ladies showed up with their cameras, notebooks, smiles, and ready to learn!

All of these photos were taken by one of the students. In manual. On my camera.
And then she bought my camera from me. YAY!

I don't claim to be the best photographer out there.
But I do know and understand the technical side of things so it was fun to be able to explain it to these ladies.
ISO, aperture, metering, white balance, backlighting, etc. Fun stuff!

I loved seeing the lightbulbs go on as things started making sense to them.
So much of, "Ohhhhh THAT'S what that means!!" and "Ahh! I never knew that!"
We were supposed to have a model but that fell through.
I'd wanted to go outside and shoot some things but it was cold and windy and sleeting and I'm a bit wimpy.
So we stayed indoors and this scarf on the coffee table became our model.

There were all different skill sets, and all different types of cameras.
I can explain Canon's pretty well and fumble my way through the settings and screens, but Nikon's threw me for a loop. Sorry Nikon gals!

I think everyone had fun, learned a few things (even if it's just that they want a new camera), made some new friends, chatted and ate cupcakes.

And knowing that people were coming over motivated The Man to remove our 1980's wallpaper border in the bathroom, so it was a win for me too.

Thanks ladies for coming!!

Question: Do you do anything special for St. Patrick's Day? {We're all wearing green and that's about as much as we do.}


Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Next time I'm hoppin a plane and coming! LOL! Glad it was a success!

Danielle said...

These pics crack me up! It's so funny to see all of us pointing our cameras. and talking. What a great day and a great teacher.

Love you Beki!

kraftykash said...

Do you say outloud "Don't mind me I'm getting blog pictures?" I can picture you doing that. :) Looks like a great class. Wish I could have been there. My hubby is refusing to wear green today, the rest of us our...thats it. LOL

Bethe77 said...

I wear green. Sometimes lot sometimes little. Today seems to be alot of green. I will cook cornbeef and cabbage. i wanted tradional but hubby does not. So... that said we will have cornbeef and steamed cabbage with boiled potatoes. Still close but not the same. it will be yummy though. No isrish soda bread this year. Too heavey and fattening. Trying to watch what we eat.
Love the photos from your class. How fun!

Erica said...

looks like so much fun! wish i could have come ;)

Sarah said...

I'm the opposite. I don't know anything about a Cannon, but know Nikon's pretty well.
We don't do anything for St. Patrick's Day, just wear green.
Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

jonahbonah said...

I had big plans of making rainbow prints, making leprachan traps, and making rainbow cupcakes. Instead I just have on my green and we're going to Ruth's Chris for dinner with friends.

I wish I could have come to your workshop. I already learned a bunch from your couple of posts!

Wendy said...

Wish I could have been there! Darn my lack of teleportation skills!

So, you're wearing green, huh? Guess I'll just have to come up with another excuse to pinch ya.

Artsnark said...

looks like great fun!

Amy said...

I look really confused. :) It was fun!! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us all!

I wore pajamas today. And a green ribbon in my hair. No green pjs... and I was NOT giving up pajama day just to wear green. :)

tonya said...

Wish I could have come up for the class - already had plans to be in Florida that day. We had an Irish/green themed dinner party with a bunch of friends - so FUN!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Amy I love the confused look on your face!! Cracked me up!

amy d said...

thanks for the great tips and douglass got the message and told me to start looking!

Sarah-Anne said...

dude, i wish i could've come!! will you consider doing a post about the things you covered for us? :)
and nope, all i did was wear green...and tell everyone i was actually Irish. true story.

Tina said...

wish i could've been there! the second photo cracks me up haha ;D