Thursday, 29 April 2010

Photography Class

I started my FREE photography class last week........I don't know how much my photography will improve, but I'm loving it..........and realize a 'real' class is much better for me than an online class........a teacher explaining and showing me how to do things.........lots of handouts......immediate,personal feedback on what I'm doing.......fellow students to chat to ........to look at their photos and cameras.......and laugh together.
Last week we spent in the classroom........trying out our macro modes.......something new to me.......I was amazed [as was the tutor!!!] at just how well my little 'point and shoot' did with macro....as the photos with and without it show.
Today we were out in the park trying out landscape and portrait mode....as well as some more macro.......and I finally feel I'm using my camera's various modes and not always sticking to automatic.
And the icing on the cake is......we spend part of each session at the computer learning about photo editing.......today we were playing with 'colour levels' and I couldn't believe how changing the levels could bring a photo alive.....we were using a free progamme called 'GIMP' that can be downloaded from the net.
And I think this is my favourite photo so far........ taken in my garden this week.......and it's had no editing!!

16 comments:

Carolyn Phillips said...

That yellow flower looks wonderful.

A photography course is something I've been wanting do for a while now. I keep looking at the ones at the adult college but am very unsure what I can do with a digi camera.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jacky,
What a lovely photo!!! I am totally green with jealousy over your class, but happy for you.
Rinda

debs14 said...

I'd love to take part in a class like that - you lucky thing! Thanks for sharing your photos. The flowers are beautiful!

Gemma* said...

Pics are looking good so far :) I'm about to start a photography course too, hoping to learn more about manual modes . . . look out for lots of pics over the next couple of months!

Jane said...

lovely photos, the class sounds great.

humel said...

I'm jealous lol - but I did start a free online course today and hope to share some of my progress too :-) I love your shot of the flowers! xx

Jane said...

Wow those flowers are beautiful!

AuroraDawn said...

Fab pic Jacky, can't tell you how jealous I am, wish I'd known there was a course I could go on, and a local one at that - pity I've missed the start. Can you send me the details I'll see if I can get on the next one, I really must learn how to take decent pics.

Deb said...

This is great, Jacky. I really need to take a class myself. I'll look forward to seeing your pictures and your editing progress! Have fun!!!

Dora said...

This course looks so interesting Jackie, wish I was there with you. and it seems so much fun too. Yes, me too got GIMP, my son got it from school. Must learn how to use it properly though. Keep it up xxx

Amy said...

Gosh, these are turning out so well Jacky! Love the yellow flower :-) Editing is the saving grace for all photos ... and so time consuming!

Sian said...

Fabulous! What else can I say :)

Elizabeth said...

People seem to stick up their noses when I talk about my little Canon point & shoot, but it takes great photos! I love the photo of the flower from your garden.

miscanthuscrafts said...

jacky, i love the macro mode on my camera too. it is the only one i use other the auto! ClareX

freckleface said...

what a beautiful photo..no wonder your so pleased..i love my camera and im very trigger happy..my children pose as soon as they see it now..lol..Debs x

Fiona said...

Great photos, sounds like a good class.