I Are in College Again!

I am taking a 5 week photography class at the college titled, Getting to Know Your Camera 1.  Tonight I learned so much stuff, my head is still spining from it all.  I am really excited and I want the sun to come out so I can go try what I learned.

I thought I was going to be the only real novice in the class.  Nope.  Turns out there are 42 other people just like me!  The teacher grouped us by camera model. I sat by a fellow who had a camera just like mine, and he didn’t even know how to take his memory card out and get the photos out of his camera!  I felt much better after hearing that.

The instructor’s teenage daughter, Kai, came to class and was helping as well.  After she checked to make certain my partner and I had figured out how to set our ISO , we started asking her questions, which she happily answered.  Then the instructor asked, “Who knows how to change their shutter speed?”  And my partner and I raised our hands — Kai had just taught us.  Even so, it was nice to be able to be the ones who could help the other people in our group.

I took this photo in class.  This is the media center course catalog & the lens cap from my camera.  The glare marks on the cover were part of the pattern and not caused by my camera.

I took this photo in class. This is the media center course catalog & the lens cap from my camera. The "glare" marks on the cover were part of the pattern and not caused by my camera.

So, my assignment, due by 9 a.m. next Monday: using ISO 200 and shutter speed 125, I am to take photographs which feature 1.) line; 2.) shape; 3.) form 4.) color; and, 5.) texture.  I must take 3 photos of each example at 1.) normal; 2.) normal +1; and 3.) normal -1.  In case you weren’t counting, that 15 pictures: 5 “perfect”, 5 over-exposed; and 5 under-exposed — and I know how to do that!

Stay tuned.