Friday, April 1, 2011

Photography Update

Our photography class has gone on a few field trips to allow us to take pictures and ask the instructor questions as we shoot. It's really helpful to have him there. Many times I see a picture I want to take but can't get it to look right in the camera. He usually has helpful hints as to how to go about getting the shot you want.

Here are a few pictures I've taken over the last couple of weeks. (As always, you can click on the pictures to see bigger versions.)

This picture was taken on our first field trip to Botanical Gardens. The lighting was rough, so some of the pictures didn't turn out. This was one of my favorites.



This picture was taken at the Calera Railroad Museum. Unfortunately I missed our official class trip there, so I went on my way home from the beach. This was my favorite of the bunch. I wasn't in a particularly creative mood, so it was hard to get good shots.







These were all taken at Botanical Gardens. We shot there for the first hour of class two weeks ago. I tried to be more creative and take pictures of typically "ugly" things, but they didn't quite work out. Flowers are my friends.

I've decided that sometimes I just lack the photographic "eye" when we're on field trips. I want to see things like a photographer, but I don't. I guess it's a good thing that I don't want to do this for a living. My main goal is to take better pictures of my kids, and I think I've achieved that. I do hope to keep learning and pushing myself, but I feel like this class has been more than worth it already.

We only have one more week of class...boo. I'm sad that it's ending. It's been a great way to get out of the house, exercise some creativity, learn something new, and meet new people. But you know what they say about all good things...

We may have another field trip this weekend, and if I can go I'll be sure to share the pictures I take.

4 comments:

Holly Ann Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE those photos! I especially like the train. :)

Jessica Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the photo of the flower peeking through the iron fence. The lighting is perfect and the composition is really interesting ... you're doing great!

Mrs. Jones Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love these! I love the peeking flower photo, and the fence is just stunning! :-)

Mary Alice Mosley Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You have done great with all your pictures.I love all of them! Now you will have to teach me!!