Friday, June 10, 2011

I finished my photography class. :-)

With us moving, I never got the chance to post about the rest of my photography classes.  I have to say I really enjoyed the class and would definitely recommend it.  Here are the topics we talked about the last 3 weeks.

Week 4 - We focused this week on studio lighting.  Our instructor showed us how to set up and use all of the studio equipment.  And I must say there is a lot to it.  I think I will stick to natural lighting for the time being.  Maybe as I get better I will venture out a little into the studio world but for now...bring on the sun!  :-)  (The only disappointing part of this class to me was we didn't get a chance for any hands on photography that day.)

Week 5 - This week we focused on creating movement in our pictures.  The two main techniques we used were panning our cameras in the direction of the action and also manually changing our zoom length while taking pictures.  Here are examples of both that I took during class.

This is one where I panned my camera along with the car as they were driving by.  My goal was to make the car stand still while the background looked like it was moving.

In this picture I changed my zoom from far away to close up while taking this picture.  My goal was to create a focal point in the center of the picture while the surrounding area was blurred.  I thought it was a cool effect.  :-)
 Week 6 - In our final class we finally got to practice using the studio lighting.  I had a blast with this.  We were supposed to have a professional model come to class this day.  But when she never showed up, one of our classmate's grandsons volunteered to fill in.   He wants to become an actor one day and does quite a bit of acting with his school.  He was such a great sport.  Here are some of the pictures I took of him.

This class really has me considering the realm of professional photography.  I think I may be ready to start doing sessions soon.  And I'm very excited about that!!  :-)

And finally speaking of being so busy, here is one last picture.  This was during the week we moved (notice all the boxes in the background).

My in-laws came the week of the move and were a huge help to us!!  And who knew their dog would be such a huge help in the move too.   He was very patient while she led him all around the house.  It kept her busy (and us entertained) for quite a while.  She was very upset when he had to go home.  :-)

1 comment:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...