Tuesday, August 10, 2010

yeah. so far. not getting it.

 remember when i told you that the hubs got me a new camera?
no?  {here}
 since then, I've read 5 {yes, 5} books on photography
well, 3 on photography and 2 on my specific camera model.
am i any smarter? nope. it doesn't feel like I've absorbed one bit.

a few weeks ago bestie told me about a 12 week online class she was following
i downloaded all the lessons and printed them out
made a cute little binder with tabs and everything.
I was so excited that while I was making the binder, I read all the lessons.
they look amazing and I can't wait to learn and implement everything.

::getting to the point::

so this morning
i'm out in our front yard taking pictures of this guy... my stationary object
and trying to learn how to set my ISO and my aperture and my f-stop..ect.ect.ect.

then i hear a buzzing sound over my head
i stand up and see this guy

i look over and see this one peaking out at me

before you know it i have abandoned my stationary object
and started taking pictures of all the bugs pollinating

then i feel my foot burning and i look down and realize
that i'm standing in the middle of an ant bed

i should have stuck to my stationary object.


Ashley Sisk said...

Are you doing the 12 Weeks to Better Photography by Two Peas? Great lessons and I think it just takes practice. I've worked through those lessons myself and I'm taking Faith's photography class next month to further improve my skills. Keep shooting!

bananas. said...

ha! well at least you were able to take some awesome photos. good job! ;)

i need to take classes on my camera too. i love it but i have so much to learn.

Shanna said...

ou are a mess! my feet are covered in ant bites too from putting the tent up in the back yard so it could dry out after the very wet night in Virginia! You did get some great pics though!

Life with 5 dogs said...

Love all the Wonderful Photos.

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Ha I find it hard to focus on one thing at a time when I'm taking pictures too, there is just so much to capture! Your pics look great too!! What 12 week class are you following? I could use some help myself.


theultimate said...

aw man! No joy. Well, at least your pictures turned out looking good! =]

Alicia said...

ouch!! but yay for new cameras!! i need to get one soon, but i am so not looking forward to learning how to operate a new one.

Anonymous said...

Lol :) I still have a ton to learn too!!!

LauraAnn said...

I just got a new camera too! I had read two different photography books prior to getting the camera and felt confident in what I had learned.....until I actually got the camera. I have no clue what the heck I am doing!

What is the online course you are taking?!

Joi said...

Dang, I feel you on the overwhelming cloud of learning how to work your camera. No matter what I read, I forget it.

Oh, and major boo for ants. : (

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