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.