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).
I share in your dream...what a very thoughtful gift from your husband!! Your pictures turned out nice too. I like them in b&w.ReplyDelete
Oh what an amazing gift!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you're one the road to your dreams coming true.
And your daughter is precious!!
beautiful photos! photography is a fun dream to pursue - a constant learning process. :)ReplyDelete
Oh that is such a wonderful gift to receive. I need to do that...I'm getting tired of hanging out with my "Canon T3i for Dummies" book :)ReplyDelete
i am SO excited to see the beautiful pictures you are going to take!!!ReplyDelete
Just like me! I am learning too. I have shot in auto mode or so long and now am just starting to learn more. What a great gift! And I can't wait to see your pictures!ReplyDelete
What a great gift! I am just learning, and I too have a mentor. I've found it's so much better having hands on help than reading manuals and books! Good luck and great shots :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful birthday present! One of my favorite places to shoot is in our local historic downtown. Have fun doing that! :)ReplyDelete
What a thoughtful gift! So happy for you!ReplyDelete
Great gift. Congratulations. How fun to be able to ask questions like that.ReplyDelete
That's a totally do-able dream and a good one at that! And what a thoughtful gift your husband gave you. Very sweet. :)ReplyDelete
I love your dream - and your photographs are lovely, by the way. Love the b&w processing. Really makes your little ones hair and lashes stand out. Lovely work. :)
My dream too! I recently took my first photography workshop since high school. I play around in manual some too but at this point I'm usually in aperture priority or shutter priority mode. I can't seem to think in terms of all 3 things that need to go together in manual quite yet! Really nice photos!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful gift your husband gave you. I know that every workshop I take I always learn something new. So this is a life long adventure for all of us.ReplyDelete
I have the same dream with my camera...What a great gift idea from your husband, this will really get you on the right track!!ReplyDelete
Love your pics!
What an amazing gift...I need to do that (or just take advantage of the resources and friends I have). I get so overwhelmed with all of the information out there on photography! Love your photos!ReplyDelete
pretty shot! thanks for the visitReplyDelete