This past Friday was an absolutely gorgeous day and I was honored to have 9 ladies spend the day with me learning more about their DSLR cameras. We started off the morning with some yummy apple bread, coffee and a get to know you session. I love ice breakers and seeing everyone begin to relax and realize they aren’t the only ones that are scared of shooting manual and intimidated with all of the buttons on their new cameras! We spent the morning learning about ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture and how all three work together to make a good exposure. Then we were off practicing how they work together and shooting in manual. I love when I am teaching and I see “light bulbs” go off in their minds! It’s so rewarding!
After a yummy lunch we spent the first part of the afternoon talking about capturing moments not poses, basic composition, basic editing and basic organizing all of their digital images. Keeping it simple in the afternoon because after the first morning session it can be overwhelming! So we followed up with a Q&A time and having discussions on focus points, lens hoods, filters, memory cards, card readers…anything around photography we probably touched on! It was a great time!
The last few pictures are my amazing group of fabulous ladies! I am looking forward to seeing them grow as photographers which in turn I get to watch their images grow as well. We had a little fun with my fish-eye lens and then topped off our day with a full blown photo shoot with some of my sweet clients which were so gracious to be models for the afternoon. This enabled the workshop attendees to practice on their composition skills all while shooting completely manual outside! More to come of the Cooper family…they get their very own special blog post!!!!