I went to a photography workshop today. It was my second time going to this workshop. The first time I was overwhelmed. I think that is an incredible understatement. I only had my camera for a month when I went and didn't know anything . I had dabbled with the automatic settings. I signed up for this workshop immediately after the last one. I practiced the exercises in the book and to my surprise I became comfortable with the priority settings and manual mode. Please take note of the word comfortable in the previous sentence. It is a relative term. I no long feel like crying when I move the dial to M and try to figure out what to do. I went to lunch with a few of my classmates and they asked me all sorts of questions about aperture, shutter speed, ISO and metering. I could answer them. I have no delusion about what that meant. It simply meant I understood what was being presented (I felt like an expert and to my classmates I was seen that way but know that I am not). It did feel good. I quickly ate humble pie when I got home and all of my photos downloaded into JPEG format and I know the camera is set for RAW. Now I need to figure out that new challenge. Sigh! I do love leaning. This is quite the adventure for me.
The picture above is from the Safari portion of the workshop. This is a "fun" photo (not something I deem beautiful).