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
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