Friday, July 10, 2009

Photography 101

Last night I did several things I don't normally like to do:

1. Go to a new place.
2. Be around a roomful of strangers.
3. Not have a complete understanding of what I'm getting into.
4. Take a chance on being the least knowledgeable (and least trainable!) person in the room.

That said, I did it, and had a grin on my face the whole time. I am so excited about what I am about to learn about my camera and photography. When the professor said, "I'm going to teach you to take your camera off the Automatic setting," it was as though he had said that he was going to teach me to give up all my bad habits and live happily ever after. I can't explain why his words hit me that way, but it felt very empowering and freeing.

There is a little tension around the teacher's announcement that there will be a photo contest at the end of the class - with judges, no less. But I can do it.


Ally said...

Hey Mamie!! Congrats on your first class...that totally rocks! I'm certain that you will do VERY well, and I hope you will post your class work for all to see. Good luck!!


mamie said...

hey ally - what's up with you? i've gone over to your blog a few times to check on your state of mind, and the site has been down. (word verification is "nosess" - a good noun describing a nosy woman like me)

Ally said...

Oh yeah...I gave up on blogging. My blog may be gone, but I'm still here!! I have the sites of the blogs I enjoy reading (yours included) favorite place'ed on Firefox, so as to keep up with everyone.