The class started at 5:15 am in the fog. In fact, it was the heaviest fog that Kurt has seen. After a while, the sun wasn't showing through, so Kurt piled us all in his truck, and took the dirt roads and stopped at various spots. I had not used anything other than automatic in my SLR camera for years. I had forgotten all I had learned in photo class in college. Kurt worked with us on tripods, changing shutter speed, white balance and exposures- all of which are on even the cheapest cameras. Learned how to use the manual mode when I need to shoot close up. I had to think hard and try a lot of different settings. Having control of what the camera takes and how it takes it is monumental. I have lots more photos when it finally lightened.
Why did I let myself get so stupid? I can take better photos of my work and garden with some thought and effort with what I already have. Where else have I let myself get stupid? (I sew on vintage Singers, so it is not there!)
|Where the sun was supposed to come up|
|In Black and white|
|Learned how to use manual mode to focus on spider webs|