May 29, 2011


Soooo I went to a class last weekend to learn how to use my camera.
Yes, really.
And now I am more confused than ever.
Can someone just explain f-stop/aperture/ISO/white noise in simple man's terms so a gal like me can understand it all?


I took out my macro lens to...umm....see if I could figure it out for myself.

My conclusion.
I just like snapping away without really thinking about it.
As soon as I have stress when trying to capture moments, I don't enjoy myself.

Here are some of the "stress-free" shots I caught.
Technically, I suck.
But if I capture a shot that evokes an emotion of any kind, than I am happy.





Big Wheel.


Boy Beauty
To see more Macro Monday shots that were probably taken by smarty pants people who understand aperture and f-stop stuff, go here.
I would post the button but have no clue how.
Another technical thing I suck at.


Jane said...

OK well all of these are great shots - your big wheel and handsome shots are my favorites, the latter because you caught such a great expression which is what good photography is about, capturing the essence.

BUT if you do want a simple intro to what all that stuff is about, I highly recommend My3Boybarians 31 days to a better photo tutorial. I did the first 10 days of it in 3 days and everything suddenly clicked into place and seemed so very easy.

Karen said...

These are really good shots. Photography should be fun, so keep doing what you're doing for now.
I agree with Jane, My3Boybarians tutorial is great.

Colleen said...

These are great shots! Even if you don't get the whole f-stop thing, you sure do know composition. Love the leaf and the last black and white.

The Lovely One said...

I love the dandelion!

Teresa said...

You have some great shots! I'm pretty dumb about all those wonderful technical things I could do with my camera. I keep thinking I need to learn more about it, but I don't know when. I applaud you for taking a class.

Kala said...

Wonderful composition and detail in the image of the leaf. I also love the bokeh in the dandelion photo!

Bella Skye said...

Beautiful shots! You have a great eye!

forgetmenot said...

All great shots, but I do like the "life" one best. So simple but so nice. Mickie :)

Heatherlyn said...

I like the big wheele and the dandylion pictures the best!!!

My husband seems to pick up on all those techincal terms much more quickly than I do. I think I figured out ISO so far and that's about it.

Amanda said...

Those are beautiful!! I had to ask my 5 year old how to work the video in my camera. LOL