Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Photography Lesson {1}

Remember I posted here that I was going to start learning how to use my camera?  I had my first lesson in Goll Woods today. Kent said I looked like a tourist the way I was carrying my camera with the strap around my neck. I still left it around my neck which made him laugh.  You know why I left it there?  I left it there because If it wasn’t around my neck he’d be watching it like a hawk to see if I’d drop it.IMG_3016
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I used a 300mm lens to take these close up shots. While taking these shots Kent kept talking about aperture, shutter speech and ISO.  I reminded him that I can’t compute their relationships and how they all work together.  My brain doesn’t work that way.  The second I look through the lens all I’m thinking about his how jiggley and unsteady I am.  The focus point bouncing all over the leaves totally distracts me.  Then I told him he’s going to need to describe these three big photography concepts in pictures so I can memorize them.  IMG_3045 
We started our run in Goll Woods and Kent started spouting all this stuff about aperture, shutter speed and ISO again.  I had to tell him that all I heard was WAAH, WAAH, WAAAH, WAAAH, WAAAH…WAAH! You know, like the teacher in the Peanuts cartoons.  A Photography lesson and exercise are two tasks that cannot be multitasked by me. I am way to focused on survival to learn anything while running.

More photography posts to come where I’ll actually share something I’ve learned!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to hear the teachings of photography from your husband. . .as I am an aspiring photographer ;-) thanks for posting!!