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.
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!