I’m foregoing (is that a word?) this week’s One Moment In Time for something a little different.
Last weekend I spent hours upon hours in front of my computer taking an online photography course. It was focused pretty much on commercial photography, and doing photoshoots inside a studio, but there was a full day of technical training that I found so useful. I learned a ton about concepts that I’ve been struggling with. I have a very basic understanding of aperture versus shutterspeed versus ISO and I felt like this course helped me to understand that a little bit better. During the weekend when the teacher would say something that struck me, I’d pull my camera out, set everything up like he had his camera set up and start snapping photos. I took probably 20 pictures of a bunch of bananas that was sitting on my counter just to figure out depth of field. I have pictures of my necklace and earring that were sitting on the table playing with different lighting techniques. It was fun and informative.
On top of that, I ordered a new lens…a 50mm that I have already fallen in love with. Between those two things, I’ve pretty much been in camera geek heaven. Keeping in mind that I am nowhere near a professional (hell, I don’t even think I’m anywhere near an amateur), here are some of the pictures I’ve taken over the past week: