WEEK 1 CB:BA 2016
I’m busily immersing myself in finally learning the basics of my camera, thanks to the 2016 Camera Basics Beyond Automatic Mentorship.
This first week one we are experimenting with and learning about Shutter Speed Priority and Aperture Priority. Being a total newbie to understanding the technicalities of the art, I’m frequently referring back to our glossary and taking notes like a college freshman,…but if I’m ever to move beyond “Auto”, I’ve got to keep my nose to the proverbial grindstone.
Happily, I’m discovering that I’m enjoying this learning experience more than I could have imagined. Instead of my usual point and shoot and see what happens, I’m learning to shoot with intent. And thanks to the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers , I’m doing it with the most helpful group of wonderful mentors and mentees I could ask for. Everyone has been most helpful, welcoming, encouraging and patient. I’m not typically patient with myself, so this nurturing environment is a true blessing.
Thankfully, my Google Photos auto uploads have given me a couple of surprises, this one, a GIF of my teddy bear, Patches…in various phases of Aperture priority.
I’m excited to see what’s in store for us next week, and even more excited to keep practicing the basics I’ve learned this far, and keep shooting for those stars! Have a great week everyone! 🙂