Thursday night marks the beginning of my 5-week photography class (alongside a sweet friend). This is something I’ve never done before but have always wanted to do (besides in high school photojournalism class, that is…when we still used a dark room). I am super-excited! I love my camera and my favorite 50mm lens, but don’t really know about the “technical stuff” that makes photos beautiful. I want to be able to take beautiful pictures of my kids in the moment without having to doll them up and bribe them with suckers after a photo shoot “if they’re good and smile pretty”. Although I’m sure those days aren’t gone forever. Have you ever tried to take a family photo with a tripod…and two ornery boys…and a dog…and get everyone to look in the same direction??? There will still be a time and a place for professional pictures, but hopefully I can capture those special moments throughout the day. And maybe a few will even be good enough to frame!
I thought as we’re taking this class, I would post what we learned for the week as well as perhaps a few example photos.
Keep in mind, however, that I am a student. I don’t really know what I’m doing. There are much more capable people (like real photographers, for instance) to share this kind of information. But as I learned in my teacher ed courses…the best way to learn something is to teach it! So maybe we can all learn together, right?