Another two week hiatus. Yes, yes, I know, I said I was going to be better about blogging more consistently. But ya see, if I’m going to share recipes, that means I have to actually cook. Which I have have done very little of in the past two weeks. The poor hubby has been living off of pizza, chips, and ice cream for dinner.
So since I have no recipes to share, I figured I’d ramble on about something else that I’m starting to take a little more interest in as well. And that “something else” is photography! Which also plays a part in this here blog! I’m trying to improve my skills so that I don’t blind you with the horrible pictures I post.
I bought my baby, a Canon Rebel t2i, last April before we went on our trip to Italy. While in Italy, I shot almost every picture on auto mode. Mainly because I didn’t know how to use the beast and didn’t want to miss out on any photo opportunities. But when we got home I forced myself to start using the manual mode. So far I’ve deleted way more pictures than I’ve kept. And it still takes me at least ten attempts before I get a some what decent photo.
So after owning this beast of a camera for nine months and still not knowing a lick about working it, I decided it was finally time to enroll in a class. Being that the self-teaching method obviously wasn’t getting me too far. Apparently I need someone to hold my hand and show me how to use it.
Last night was class number one! I took the Digital SLR1 class at National Camera Exchange. And I learned a TON! I thought for sure I would get bored with a two and half hour camera class, but it was actually the exact opposite! I already can’t wait for the next three classes! Now I just have to practice all of the information they taught us!!
A few of the key points for me were:
(And p.s. these two pictures were taken with my phone, not my SLR. Don’t be judging my picture-taking abilities quit yet!)
And the final thing I learned in class, I am missing a few vital accessories! Oh shoot! Gotta do a little shopping! I need to buy a lens hood and circular polarizer! Both have the potential to drastically improve outdoor pictures!
Now if only it wasn’t ten degrees outside so I could go out and practice!