This is my third week of participating in the "Project 52" photo challenge over at My 3 Boybarians... This has been a lot of fun so far! This week's theme is "I dreamed a Dream". I honestly thought I would need to skip this week because I couldn't come up with anything good at all. Total blank. Then it hit me. This is all about how I interpret this, right? It doesn't have to be this grandiose idea necessarily. It can be a teeny little dream for just me.
So my "dream I dreamed" is this... to be a better photographer!
For my birthday recently, my husband gave me 4 hours of mentoring sessions with a professional photographer. I loved the thoughtfulness & creativity of this gift! I met with Adam Turow this past Wednesday night for my first 2 hour session. I learned soooo much about my camera's abilities and what the possibilities for me are. I asked a lot of questions and really understand so much more about my camera's settings.
I shoot in manual already, but mostly just mess with shutter speed, fstop & ISO. Well, on Wednesday, I learned exposure compensation, white balance settings, auto focus modes, spot metering, how to read a histogram, picture style settings, lenses that would be good for my purpose (THIS ONE is now on my wish list), shooting in RAW vs JPG.... etc... It was awesome information overload!
So many things are bouncing around in my head, I can't wait to use it before I forget it! Good thing I took detailed notes. This was the best gift ever to help me strive towards my dream of being a better photographer! The next session will be a walk-about shoot in a local historical area. I can't wait to go shoot outdoors with my new knowledge! (Once we warm up a few degrees).