Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photography Class Assignments

Nikon D50 Digital SLR Camera with Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses (Black)

I have had my DSLR camera for almost 5 years. I never learned how to use it, and with a kit lens. auto mode, and a lack of knowledge, a DSLR will not take better pictures than a good point and shoot. I have plenty of proof of that. 

So when I heard about Maggie Holmes photography class for beginners I decided it was finally time to learn how to use this thing.

The 1st assignment taught us about ISO.  I realized I had never adjusted the ISO since opening the box. No wonder the poor light pictures were so awful.

The second assignment taught us about shutter speed and aperture. I am still trying to work through the correlations of F Stops and Shutter Speeds, but it is really starting to make sense. 

Shutter Speed Assignments

Aperture assignments

My kids weren't cooperative models, so I had to resort to things I could control better. Maybe they will be my guinea pigs on the next assignment. Time to get into Manual.  I am excited


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I finally learned to adjust the ISO when I take pictures in my scrap room, which is in our basement. What a difference! Looks like a great class - hope you'll share more tips!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like you are getting a lot out of the class! Love the one of the flowers.

Kelly said...

Great pics Michelle. I really need to learn to get out of auto too

Meghann said...

Looks like you're getting the hang of it! SO jealous that you're taking Maggie's class. Looking forward to other photos!

dalla said...

Lucky you michelle can go to maggie's workshop..i just can admire her works from far..huhu..
u will used to Manual ...for me no more Auto mode.