Best photography class ever! This past two weekends, I took a Basic Digital Photography class from Hounds of Light in Tyler.
These photos were all shot in the field exercise session after the classroom presentations.
I am a bit hesitant about sharing these photos as examples of the class. These guys are wicked smart about photography and able to covey it in a way that is extremely understandable for the novice. And, though I get it, I still need to practice it to get better. ;)
The Manual setting on my camera was like some kind of hoodoo voodoo until the light came on regarding how changing the aperture, the shutter speed and the ISO can so dramatically change a shot...
Blurred water... using a slow shutter speed and stopped down aperture. ISO constant at 100.
Same spot using a faster shutter speed... and opened up aperture.
Fast shutter... open aperture... If I had been willing to raise the ISO, I could have gotten even more "freeze the moment" kind of a shot.
Slow shutter... stopped down aperture. These are all hand-held shots... so, not the best quality, but a great lesson on how it all works.
Bottom line is this: If you are close enough to Tyler and are interested in understanding your camera, this is an excellent class. They will be offering it again in the fall. You can get on their mailing list from their blog (they don't post often, but there are some great exercises available there).
Hounds of Light: Dolph Miller and John Johansson
Now, if the sun would just come out! ha!
blessings ~ tanna