Photography Class!

Today I joined a photography class!

Well, sort of… Yesterday I posted that my daughter, Shantel, and I had agreed to go to her college so we could copy information for her South Africa project that would then would be scanned and emailed to Shantel so her JAWS program on her computer could read the information to her…. We agreed to be at the college library at 10:30 A.M. Then, Shantel’s nutrition class asked her to meet them at 8:30 for a study group… What am I to do with two hours of my time while I wait for the study group to end so Shantel and I could move on to our copy/scan project? Shantel suggested I read a book, which I did, until I got tired of reading and decided I would walk around and take some pictures.

Well imagine my surprise as I was walking around outside the library looking for points of interest to take photos of and all the sudden I noticed everyone around me have cameras out and are taking photos and discussing things like composition, lighting etc.. all of which I have no clue as to what they were talking about. But, I’m smart on my feet, and decided I should follow this group of young, bright, college students, who just might be the future great photographers of the world…and whatever they take photos of, I’ll take pictures of too!

Also, you need to keep in mind, I just learned, from starting to read the owner’s manual of my husband, Bill’s, camera, that if you don’t know what the hell you are doing you can put the camera on the little heart on the dial and it will correct SOME of your mistakes until you get a big clue as to what you are supposed to do…:)

Amazingly, no one, even asked who I was or why I was following this photography class around. And even more amazing was the fact that I was not one bit intimidated by all the large lenses they all had on their cameras, or that some of them were setting up tripods etc. No, I just made small talk with them as I took pictures with my little point and click Lumix 10x camera from Costco. I say pictures because there is a BIG difference between taking a picture and really knowing and understanding the in’s and out’s of real photography. My frissy can surly appreciate that and I know she will be PROUD that I learned the difference just by following my new-found friends around today. I make no claim to fame there in any way what so ever.

I did however learn some tips like you should title your photos pictures. So I gave each of mine a title too:)

All that said, here are some of the photos pictures I took today with my new-found photography class (oh, what fun we had and they still don’t know I wasn’t part of their class…shhhhhhhhhhhh):)

I call this ” notice, you are entering the south mountain community library”

This is titled “the library”. No need to tell the class the building is made out of copper (same as in the picture above) but because I don’t know anything about lighting etc…mine looks like old, brown, wood…but hey, I didn’t see how their photos turned out either now did I? Again, I have my camera on the little heart dial that is supposed to correct my errors or NOT!!

This is called “on the outside of the library looking in at the children’s section inside the library”

And finally, this is called “a place to rest” I needed it after a fun-filled two hours with my new friends in my non-photography class:)

Oh, the amazing things I can get myself into when left alone too long.

Stay tuned

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 20:55:10

    Oh how thrilled I am with this post!!! Trust me, nothing surprises me from the dumpster diving queen! Bravo for you for tagging along and picking up some tips! You are so cute. Great post my dear! xoxox MORE!

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  2. Megs
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:45:50

    Who knew you could be such a rebel! I love it!!!!!!! Xo

    Reply

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