Sunday, June 5, 2011

Photo Class: 2 Peas Week 1

Despite having my DSLR for over a year now, I don't feel like my photography skills have progressed much in that time span. I began shooting completely in manual right away, but I usually have no idea what settings to use or why. I've joined some photo forums, but I spend more time on the social aspect than the learning portion, so I needed to try something else.

My blogging buddy, MJ of The Rookie Chef, recently bought a DSLR herself and we decided to tackle the 2 Peas photography course together, in hopes of actually learning how to take decent pictures. Once a week, we'll be posting our course work on our blogs, food pictures or not, to track our progress...and frankly, because I need some accountability! :)

This week's focus was aperature. I shoot wide open a lot of the time, so this week's lesson was great for me...I think I like shooting a bit more closed up! The tutorial instructed to shot in AV (aperture priority) mode this week, ignoring shutter speed; I also set my ISO and white balance to auto, so I could just focus on aperture.

I'd definitely love to hear any constructive criticism from anyone out there. :)





Lauren said...

What a neat course! I'm planning to buy a new camera soon and that site will be very helpful. Good luck!

JennB said...

Heeeey did you get the 50mm? I like this! I love this! HOORAY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY!

Janet said...

Yep, I got the 50 last summer, and while it is better than the kit lens, overall I am not a huge fan of it. :/

I think I want a good zoom and a macro, but I really don't know what to get. I'd also like a wide angle. This is an expensive hobby.


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