My intention and expectation was that I could call Bill Meier Photography and run in a get a lesson on my time. That just isn't happening. They are not scheduling any photo lessons until February. This set me on a path of finding a class or workshop or photographer who gives lessons elsewhere. I came across a website of a photographer in Flint that has lessons. At first glance, I disregarded it and I am not really sure why. As I was close to exhausting my search, I decided to look at the link from U of M Flint and their photography classes. Lo and behold but who was the first listed, suggested photographer, the same one I had disregarded. This would be danenwilliamsphoto.com They emailed me back right away and the studio is in downtown Flint right above Rhema Cafe. I am so excited. Brian and I are going for our first lesson Thursday, Jan. 4th. This gives me plenty of time to continue playing with my camera. The more I know and learn by train and error, the better my questions can be. The better my questions can be, the more I will be able to get from my instructor.
For those that are reading this and miss the technical, I will add a little something. As I don't know a lot right now, it will be more questioning than anything. The biggest thing I am noticing is that I like to shoot photos without a flash. To do this indoors, I am having to play with a lot of adjustments. I am wondering if it is a cop out to simply adjust the ISO to a bigger sensitivity. I know I normally don't want a large ISO due to noise in the photos, but my photos are all simply computer uploads and the noise isn't too noticeable. I am afraid I am getting into a bad habit early. This will be one of the things I will bring to the attention of the photographer at my lesson next week. I know I could open the aperture as well but that also changes my depth of field. It boggles my mind how many technical things are involved in putting together a nice photo.
Here are a couple from yesterday that I did like though. These are taken with a 35mm extension tube added to my 18mm-55mm lens
I am embarking on a new hobby with my husband. An interest I had as a child has recently been reignited. This blog is an outline of my journey as I learn the skill of photography and maintaining a journal through photo and video medium.