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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Giving it a "Shot"!

Hello friends! Happy Sunny Sunday morning!
I've got some news!
In the spirit of the New Year...New Me concept that I secretly try to attain each year~
today is one of those days where I am gonna try to make it happen!
I am going to take my VERY FIRST photography class!! YIPPEE! *insert fireworks*!
This is a big deal for me a few reasons:
1. actually taking the TIME to do it
2. spending the MONEY on myself
3. FOLLOWING thru and not letting other things get in the way
4. believeing in myself that I ACTUALLY can take a better picture
5. there has got to be more to my camera than AUTOI have taken some decent photos..
trying different angles....

just pointin and shootin really..

while they aren't bad pics..

I don't understand what I am doing...

for me it's all been about luck...

my reaction is usually " hey lookee here...this photo is pretty good!"

what do ya know...

even a blind squirrel can find a nut now and then!

So I am really excited today. Between 3:30 and 5:30 today I am going to get 2 full hours of info that I have been craving to know. I hope my instructor, the very talented Whitney Gray is ready for this. Warning....I am coming armed with only my Canon Power Shot A 560...can you say beginner? My friend Wanda and I are doing this together so thank goodness I will have someone to be able to call when I need to know... just what did she say aperature was again?
Wish me luck!


Sharon Wengel said...

Don't sell yourself short girl, You have a good eye for composition and that's half the battle . You'll catch on quick !

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I can relate to the thought of not truly knowing what I'm doing when shooting photos. But I do love what you've shown here. Especially the subject matter of the washtub - great eye!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Let us know how it goes. I just got my first non-point & shoot camera for Christmas. I have 2 different lenses and love it so far...but I really don't know what I'm doing!

Tammy said...

Good for you! I took photography classes at CPCC in college ( a LONG time ago) and would love to go back and take classes again! Waiting on the new camera!
Have fun!
Tammy :-)

Sue said...

Good luck to you, and I'm sure you will do fine. Taking a photo class has also been one thing I too would love to do. I'm so glad you are doing this and can't wait to "see" what you have learned.

Take care, Sue

Becky C said...

Oh good for you, Beth! Your photos are already amazing, and now you will be going pro before you know :)
It's good to take some time and learn something new. Have a blast!
Becky C

michelle said...

Those are beautiful pictures! I think you are doing amazingly well my dear! Have fun!

Amy said...

Ooo Have Fun!
Your blog has always drawn my eye so I am sure good things are going to come of this class.
My last photography class was in high school and my camera is way beyond my knowledge of what I remember from back then.
Have fun can't wait to see the new pics.

All That Jazz said...

Very cool! I am excited to see some of your work. I really need to do this, too. I have a Nikon DSLR and I've really on shot on Auto! It takes nice pictures and I understand what you mean about getting lucky and experimenting with angles, most of my pictures are sideways, lol! But I want to learn more, too!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Learn lots, have fun!Good for you~Cheers Kim

trash talk said...

Aperature...isn't that French for appetite?
Good luck...you've already got the eye for stylin'!

time worn interiors said...

I really need to find me a camera class as well! I need the help! Good luck, can't wait to find out how that goes!

Primsue said...

Way to go! I know you can only improve on the great job you are already doing. Have fun with it!


freckled laundry said...

Composition is half the battle and you have that down, Beth. Have fun with your photo class. I'd love to take one too. Saving my nickels.

Have a happy week!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Yup, everyone is absolutely right, Beth! You certainly have an photographer's eye and have the composition thing down pat. You're going to have a ball at your class. I'm jealous! Anxious to hear what you learn!

xoxo laurie

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Wow, your pictures are already great, I hope you have fun and enjoy the experience.

SANDI said...

I'm excited for you...
I love the photos you take now.
Hope you have fun.

Wendy said...

What fun! This is on my wish list, too. I hope you learn lots of great tips. I must tell you, I loved your pictures that you have taken already and really enjoying my visit today :)

Kristin said...

SO excited for you!

prairie XO