Monday, October 4, 2010
So last month, I signed-up for a class that teaches you how to use your camera. Not a photography class, but a class where you drag your camera and your enormous manual to the class and the teacher shows you the ropes. Tells you what all those symbols mean, explains white balance and aperture and shutter speeds. It was fantastic and I learned so much. When I was using my new camera, I was only using it on the Automatic mode and felt that the photos were coming out worse than when I used my point & shoot. Now that I understand how to use my camera, I can really see the difference in the quality. But, more importantly, I can't tell you how energizing it was to push myself beyond my limits. As a stay at home mom, it's easy to go on auto pilot, to not learn anything new. Taking this class reminded me how much better feel when I'm using my brain. And I have a lot of opportunities to use it now. After all, I need to practice everything I learned about using my camera. It's going to take awhile for all of it to become second nature to me.
If you want to learn how to use your camera, and can't take a local class, check-out YouTube. Just search the site,using your camera's make and model. There are tons of great videos out there that can help you!