Thursday, December 10, 2009
Lights, Camera, Action
Last night was my first field trip with my camera club.
We met in the garden at Ethel M. Chocolate Factory
where there is an amazing Christmas lights display.
The beginner's which included myself, my friend Gayla and another woman
were shown how to shoot at night and also how to do camera tricks
to achieve such results as in the photo above.
I really hate cold weather and last night it was really cold.
Our club met at 6:00 and after our lesson we were on our own.
Even though my fingers were numb from the bone chilling cold,
I was the very last club member to quit.
I was enjoying for the first time ever venturing out of auto mode,
and actually understanding what I was doing.
It was like the light bulb finally went off in my head.
Okay, I still have a long way to go and lots to learn about my camera still,
but at least now, I understand aperture and how to change it
and how to find out if I'm overexposing or underexposing.
Now I'm ready to really experiment.
The following photo is the very first one I took.
I took some really great photos
which I will showcase more of during the Friday Town Shoot Out Theme of Town Decorated.
I know you are sitting on pins and needles with excitement
but you'll just have to wait another week and a day.
(haha) don't you love how I assume that you want to see more?
Thanks for stopping in.