I posted a few weeks ago about the photography class that I am taking online, Through the Lens: Digital Photography 101.
The first assignment was a challenging one—reading the camera manual. I am definitely a “learn by doing” type of person, so reading directions and then attempting to follow those directions isn’t exactly my chosen learning style. But, I have to say, I am glad that I did this assignment. I did learn much about my camera that I was not aware of and this helped me to approach my picture taking with a little more thought, instead of just setting it on Auto and then attempting to “point and shoot”.
The next part of this assignment was to take pictures. Anything that interests me. hmmmm. I take pictures of my family all the time… I love taking pictures of my family. I also have been wanting to take better pictures of the jewelry that I design. So, I am going to focus on photos of my jewelry (maybe I can learn a few things about placement, lighting, etc.) And I’ll probably post pictures of my family as well–just because it makes me smile
So, here are a few photos of a pair of earrings that I designed ( I changed the background and positioning):
The next photos are of my family from various events this summer:
Let me know what you think about the photos–especially the photos of the jewelry–hopefully by the end of this online class, you will see a noticeable difference!