Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lesson Learned

Last Friday I went to another photography workshop.  I got a bunch of good feedback on the pictures that I took.  I was just thrilled and left feeling good about what I learned.  Then I went to class and didn't want to show my photos for assignment 2 because I knew they were not at the same level as the pictures I took that day.  I got some good feedback on one picture but I mostly got constructive criticism and that was a bummer.  I am grateful for the constructive criticism.  I just wasn't up for it on Friday because of my emotional state that day.  After a few days past I was able to think about the difference in the two days and what was different for me.  When I took the pictures for class I took them all in manual mode.  When I took the pictures during the workshop I had the camera in automatic mode.  I have learned that I can not yet focus on both the camera settings and the art.  I guess I'll just have to work on each and at some point I will be able to do both.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I'd left a comment on this post already...

    I don't shoot in manual because I can't trust my eyes - it's like when drunk people take pictures and they come out all blurry. It's pretty bad.

    Eventually you'll become more "one" with your camera. It really just takes practice. For me, I check my settings, put the camera to my eye, find my subject, check for shadows - check the background for unwanted objects etc, compose the image, explore the angle and shoot.

    The actions and thought process take a split second after a lot of practice. It's worth it to take your time when you're learning. You'll get there and I bet you already run through a lot of your own personal check list without even realising it.