Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Photography Class

A coworker and I have enrolled in a digital photography class at the local community college. We started last night and I'm extremely excited. The only bad thing about it is that is lasts until 9pm and that is usually my bedtime! It also puts the chores on the husband for the evening and he has to fend for himself when it comes to supper. But I think we will both manage.


Each week the instructor gives us an assignment. Then we have to bring back a picture for critique. Plus we are only allowed to use the manual settings on the camera. SCARY!!!


I hope the class will improve my quality of picture taking. I was so impressed with the class last night, on the way home I called the husband. I informed him that for Christmas I want everyone to chip in and help buy me a new camera cause after this class I will be a professional! Well that's probably overstating my potential but I was excited!


So what do y'all think.....for my classroom assignments, how about a wrangler theme.




14 comments:

Jamie said...

Great picture! Cool beans on the photography class! I soo want to take one but there aren't any offered around me that are close to home.

Paige said...

I just took an online equine photography class, because there was nothing at all offered in photography around here--I learned SO MUCH

You are going to have a ball

So what was the first week's assignment?

The Wife said...

The first week's assignment is to take a picture how I've been doing it. On the same settings I usually use. I will post each week's assignment picture for y'all. If I have a hard time choosing between pictures to submit, I'll let y'all choose it for me too.

Jen said...

I would love to take a class but, none offered close to home. Paige where did you take the online one from?

I can't wait to see each weeks assignments.
You will be pro before you know it.

Lacey Jo said...

That class sounds awesome. Good for you! I wish I had the time to take a class of the same sorts. Wrangler theme sounds perfect!! I never get sick of lookin at em.

kdwhorses said...

Sounds like fun! I may have to check into that! I love and normally always have my camera with me!

Great photo! Hello! It has Wrangler's in it, why wouldn't it be great!!! LOL!!

jen @ J&J Acres said...

I want to take a photography class one day. I love taking pictures.

And I think the wrangler picture has so much potential of being a great butt picture! :)

Anne and Leigh said...

Great pic!! My sister just got a real high tech digital camera, for a great price. My brother is all into stuff like that, and he bought the same one and talked her into getting it. Let me know if you want to know which one. Might run it by your teacher, to see if it would work for what you want to do!

-Anne

Train Wreck said...

Yum! I mean nice perspective . good composition, and form...I mean way to catch the attention of the viewer.LOL!! verra verra NICE! A girl afte my own...heart! I wish I lived near yuo I would love to take a photo class!! You need to post what you learn so we too can take better photos!!

The Wife said...

TW-If this guy can teach me, I will more than happy post it. Cause I don't know anything about the technical aspects of photography. I just get lucky every once and awhile.

So if y'all truly want to know what I learn, I'll post on it.

ladyfi said...

Love the photo and the unusual angle.

Anne and Leigh said...

I think that would be a great camera of choice. The camera on my brothers blog was 2500.00 a few years ago, and now is around 600.00 and it is 10MP, so just do some searching, and you will find one cheaper than you think.

Good luck! Keep the great photos coming!

Anne

Paige said...

I took it on equinephotographersnetwork.com or some such. I learned the most about working my camera and the non-auto settings

Really I was so outclassed by the other people in the class who were so accomplished, I was a little embarrassed, but the assignments FORCED me to learn, so it was worth it

Mikey said...

ooooo, love that last pic. That's most excellent!