I got my new camera on Thursday...just in time for the photography class I signed up for on Saturday! Denise and I are sorority sisters and she's got a fantastic photography business just a few hours away. In a crazy twist, Dana (who lives in the UK) saw that Denise was holding a class and thought Diana and I would be interested. We were!! Don't we look like eager students?
The goal? To leave the class with an understanding of how to shoot in manual mode and nail the focus and exposure on my photos.
This is one of my 1st "successes"!
Denise had help from Kristol, another local photographer and crafter extraordinaire and together they taught us the fundamentals, patiently waked us through our cameras and answered all of our questions. Once we were armed with the process, we headed out to put our skills to the test.
Kristol whipped up this super fun centerpiece for us....with M3 on each of those little cameras (which she made herself) Sigh- some people are so talented!
Denise took us to some of her favorite places to take pictures and had models come for us to use as guinea pigs. I was nervous and determined to get it right. I took over 250 pictures....and love some of my results.
one of my 1st shots...
love that I was able to get the light reflecting in her eyes!
Aren't these little girls were adorable...they didn't seem to mind at all that 10 of us were snapping pictures inches away from their faces.
Yes, that is a train speeding by....we were steps away from the train tracks and such the paparazzi.
It did seem though after a while that the train would never end....
love her face (she was asking her mom when the train would stop!)
This one is a little blown out in the background, but I still like the shot a lot.
Such a great day, such a great group of ladies, such a super opportunity to learn AND spend time with great friends!
Thanks Denise- we had a blast (and can't wait to practice even more)!