Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photography Lessons

This past Friday I went down to Indy to meet with a professional photography to finally learn how to use my camera. I admit I had never got my manual out that came with my camera until Last Thursday! Honestly though, when I read a few parts of the manual it was like reading a book in another language! I had to make sure I had the right manual! I met with Sarah, and she did a wonderful job explaining things to me. She made everything sound so easy and really it kinda was! We spent almost three hours talking cameras, what to look for in a picture, lighting, using different angles, aperture, shutter priority and what type of photo editing software to use! Let me just tell you by the end of the evening my head was about to explode, I had sooo much information! My main goal is to shoot in the manual settings rather than the auto settings. The reason why is that when using manual I can control how I want my pictures to look, not to mention the colors are much more true to life. On Saturday I took a few pictures of Jacob while we were out side raking leaves, below is one of the pictures I took of him using the manual setting.
This one here is the same photo, I just experimented with Photoshop's Lightroom a little bit to make it look more vintage!
I downloaded the latest version of Lightroom onto my computer yesterday and let me tell you it seems a lot easier to use than Photoshop Elements 7 that I also have and could never figure out! Sarah also uses Lightroom to edit some of her pictures and said its fairly easy, although I may end up having her teach me to use it properly! Overall I had a wonderful time, and Sarah was phenomenal, she really knows her stuff! Now I have a lot of practice to do!!!          Lisa

1 comment :

More than Survival said...

LOVE the picture!!!!!!
How cool!!