Wednesday, March 04, 2009

13 things I learned in my photography class

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13 things I learned in my photography class (in no order)
photography is threefold Science-technical and art --trying to keep all in mind
1. how to take florescent st night (very slow shutter since they pulse)

2.moving in close makes a whole new Photograph w/ a whole new interest







3.and makes inanimate objects more abstract

4. Showing motion while keeping the background clear(bulb shutter speed)h

5."Catching " an image takes being on the right settings before hand so your camera is in ready for where you are

6.Rule of thirds trying not to put subjects dead center creates more interest

7.When taking people outsidein daylight still use flash (you may want them to take off glasses) or not




8. all night time photography requires a tripod


9.How to balance golden glow of lights at night

(tungsten white balance)

10.When shooting objects w/ extra light such as faceted "jewels circle the item to see where you get the best shot

11.to get sharper B&W images shoot in monochrome off your camera's menu

12.When photographing food it is all about lighting

13.Good Studio shots require Very Good Lighting

andtake what you love even if it doesn't follow all the "rules"




What I learned most is I have a lot more to learn-- but I will have fun Practicing!!!

49 comments:

Janet said...

Love that first shot! And this is SO true: "take what you love even if it doesn't follow all the rules"!

maryt/theteach said...

Marcia, it's incredible how muchh you've learned and thank you for showing it to us! I'm very grateful! :)

Catherine said...

Yes, Marcia. Thanks to share your tricks of photographer. I'll use some of them.
I'm convinced that taking good pictures is half a personal vision of things, like an intuition, or feeling. The other half is technics. You already get the first half, I've seen it before your lessons in your blog. And you're learning the second.
Me, since I'm mostly intuitive, I don't really have the time to "prepare" technically my shot. But I'll try.
Hope you'll share 13 others things about your photography class, it's very interesting.

becky68 said...

What great pictures! I love the neon ones, I live near Roanoke VA & they have a couple of beautifully restored neon signs there which I've been trying to photograph for years but can't quite get any good pictures (of course, all I have is a cell phone camera, eventually though, I'm going to get a decent digital camera & then watch out!)

jenn said...

I love the pictures, and that you shared what you've learned. Very nice.

Jen said...

What great tips!! I always wanted to take a photography class!!! Continue to post your work!!

On a limb wiht Claudia said...

good for you for keeping learning! I love that about you! I think photography takes a certain eye - which you definitely have.

Betty said...

Great tips! I learned a lot today! Thank you for sharing these with us!! =)

Chris said...

wow, thanks for this list... im new in photgraphy and hoping to learn more!

tommie said...

Those are incredible! How fun to take a class.

Thanks for visiting my T13

jehara said...

these are some great shots. i especially like the closeup on the piano. photography is awesome.

Kristen said...

What a great class that must have been. You took some awesome photos.

FickleMinded said...

thanks for the tips, i'm also in a process of learning a wee bit abt taking a nice photos and your list is very helpful.
thanks for visiting.

Holly said...

I am so jealous that you are learning all of these things...you'll have to teach an enrichment night or something...just the basics

Heather said...

Looks like a fun class and that you are learning quite a lot. Those are some terrific shots you shared with us!

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thornesworld said...

What a great TT with some very good images!
I'm up at both EW, with13 ways to Manifest Abundance and Thornesworld with
another gardening fever TT with lotsa links!

Natalie said...

I really like your pictures. I recognize 2 pictures. I'm pretty sure that girl and those hands are related to me.:)
Keep up your great posts.

Hootin' Anni said...

Super tips that you've shared with us. Now, I do have a question...when you say 'circle' the jewels that are faceted...you mean walk around them until you find the correct light? Awesome!!!!

My 13 is up now, if you'd like to take a break from your everyday chores...come on over for a visit, and have a great Thursday.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I want to have someone teach me to really get the most out of my camera. I'm really envious of all you're learning; you were a terrific photographer before. I can't wait to see how good you get!

Adelle Laudan said...

I love black and white photos. Sounds like you're having fun. My daughter loves taking pictures. Happy T13!

Michelle said...

Love all the photo's. Thanks for sharing the tips. I've been trying to learn about my new camera and how to take better shots. This really helps.

Brenda ND said...

Wow, you've learned a lot in your class. Great pictures.

Julia Smith said...

I crave your knowledge! Wonderful, wonderful shots. The gold balance for the night shot is really striking.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Okay, the last one is by far my favourite... and all the images are WONDERFUL!

Gattina said...

I attended photo courses in July, but with all the technical help you have today with photoshop I realized that even the worst picture can became a master piece,lol !

Shauna6pack said...

so are you done with your class now?

Barbara said...

Those are great tips! I love photography. I've taken a couple of courses and I'd love to take more.

Carmen Shirkey said...

I don't know why I can't convince people of the "move closer" theory. :) People always want to stand way back to take photos. You'd be surprised how much you can get in a frame. :)

I enjoyed your pictures!

Rasmenia said...

This is a very cool post! I know very little about photography - aside from my own home & vacation photos - so this was quite interesting for me. :)

Happy Thursday to you & thanks for dropping by my TT!

Sue said...

Great pictures! You learned a lot it looks like. I never took a photography class, but it sounds like fun. Happy TT!

graywolfie said...

Wow..!! Nice photos..! Thanks for sharing these tips..now I can try them out..hahaa..
Thanks for dropping by my T-13

Alice Audrey said...

Excellent tutorial! Now if only I can get my digital to do all that. It doesn't give me options like "shutter speed"

Mary said...

I would love to take a photography class ... and a photoshop class... and (the list goes on)

Great TT!

Randilin said...

Those were some lovely pictures. I loved the close up shots you took

My own Thursday Thirteen is up at http://betweentheticks.blogspot.com 13 guilty little pleasures.

Rach said...

Great tips!! What photography class are you taking?

mielikki said...

Oh I have envy. I would love to take a photography class...
very cool shots, all of them.
thanks for visiting, happy TT

Eileen said...

You are really good! Thanks for visiting my TT. I learned a lot from yours. Stay in touch.

Rikki said...

Wow, a concise photography class. Thanks for those tips. Happy TT! Thanks for visiting.

Lissa said...

Great photos, I learned so much too. Someday I shall take a class, like you:)

CountryDew said...

THose are very good shots. Impressive.

kandyblossom said...

Great pictures!

I love the ones where you moved in closer.

Happy TT!

PopArtDiva said...

Anyone who can shoot gems the way you did is just a plain damn good photographer!

I love what you're doing with your photography blog - I'm doing kind of the same thing with my art blog Life Is Like Art - It's All In How You Look At It.

Thanks for stopping by the PopArtDiva Boomer Retro Blog and my TT of my favorite artists.

Michelle said...

What great shots!

Recovery said...

Happy TT. Great pics!

Roxie

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Chameleon said...

Your photos all made me smile - and I learned a lot about photography just from reading! Thank you! Drop by either of my TT's if you're so inclined - Thirteen Misinterpreted Tarot Cards or Thirteen Cheap Coffee Gadgets.

Shannon said...

I don't know about privacy but I like YouTube.

VERY COOL.
I love photo edits/photograph taking, just did my first for I heart faces.

stan said...

tHANKS for the refresher course!

Malcolm said...

These are some nice pics. The photo of the colored hair is my favorite.

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

{luv} #6: the shadow is great!

and the rule of thirds is one to remember.