Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Eyes Open Photography E-Course Week 1


Blurred Skater (slow shutter speed)
Roses (narrow depth of field)
Newtown Leaves (shooting at dusk)

So last week I started my photography e-course which i being run by Erin from Bluebird Baby. I have to say that both it and she are excellent. The way the course is structured and delivered is fantastic, Erin doesn't make any assumptions about your knowledge or ability and breaks all the individual parts down so that they are clear, informative and easy to follow.

We started by learning the basic skilled that are required to be able to use your camera in full 'manual mode' and to capture images that are correctly exposed, portray depth of field and capture motion. We did this by learning about exposure, aperture, depth of field and F-Stop and shutter speed.

Whilst I will be the first to admit that these aren't the greatest photos ever taken, I am still extremely proud that I have been able to capture them while using my Canon 600d in manual mode... something that up until last week I would have thought of as a daunting prospect.


Row 1 = Varying Depths of Field, Narrow, Medium and Wide
Row 2 = Over Exposed, Under Exposed & Correctly Exposed

As you can see I have been busy trying to get to grips with the basics and have been taking my camera out and about to various places and happily snapping away. I really cannot wait to see how my photography develops over the next few weeks and I can't wait to learn more and more tips and techniques from Erin.

Stay tuned for more photos from Lesson No. 2... lighting!!!


3 comments:

  1. Hi Alex,
    I am enjoying Erins course too :) I have the Canon 550 and I am loving it!

    Jacq

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    1. Hi Jacq how are you? Thanks for checking out my blog. The course is great isn't it?! Can't wait to start with this week's challenges. You have a very similar camera to mine then, how are you finding it?

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    2. Hi Jacq how are you? Thanks for checking out my blog. The course is great isn't it?! Can't wait to start with this week's challenges. You have a very similar camera to mine then, how are you finding it?

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