Oh my goodness. I learned SO MUCH today and had so much fun being with new friends, figuring out my camera, and learning how ISO, aperture, and shutter speed work together to get the right exposure. I knew a little about each separately but was clueless as to how they all worked together. Check out Amber Herlocker's site to see work from our wonderful teacher. She's in Concord, NC, if you're interested. It actually only ended up being an hour from here.
The below images are from today. They are far from perfect, but I'm proud of them because they were all taken in Manual and I didn't use the flash once. Hooray! They have not been edited at all, except that I cropped a few. I could have fixed some of the exposure and white balance issues in Lightroom, but I really wanted to show what I was able to get straight out of camera. (And I want to have them to look back on as I hopefully get to learn more.)
Sue, you'll never know what this day and getting to learn again meant to me. I am a big geeky school nerd and was completely enthralled with the chance to learn. Plus, you got me out of the house and gave me a "me" day. I really needed it. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being Jesus to me.
To Amber's credit, she told us never to back our subjects up straight against the wall. So that's the first thing I did. Sometimes, when I'm overwhelmed, I'm not a good listener. :)
A lot of these were over exposed, but I kind of liked them anyway.
Yep, she's the mom to two kids. I know.