Gorgeous fall day and all is well. Sitting comfortably in the sun, sturdy twin-seat andirondack chairs beneath us, favorite beverages in hand, we are enveloped by nature. Babbling brook, stellar jays and magpies flitting about, congregating three abreast on a branch high above, wildflowers and tall grasses slightly swaying in the warm autumn breeze. Perfect venue for playing with my camera, inspired by two new photography books I picked up at Barnes & Noble earlier this week.
Bill and I took a class when we bought our first SLR almost fifteen years ago. The assignments were fun and we learned a lot. However, while I ‘got’ it at the time, working the manual dials on my camera is a bit of a challenge for me. Bill retained pretty much everything and so is a good mentor. My brain just can’t think that fast. But I know practice is key and this is something I’d love to master.
Auto mode is easy and, for the most part, a no-brainer. From my perspective, composition and subject selection are what I enjoy most but as Bill and I played around today stuff was starting to click. The books I purchased include assignments to complete to help drive home the concepts. I’m looking forward now to becoming a student again and photography is one subject I heartily look forward to studying any time, any place!