The Photography Class


Moving mail truck
Originally uploaded by Strumpet101

My photography class is so interesting!

I’m only on the third chapter, but already learning so very, very much. The first two chapters were about digital photography and your camera very much in general. I had to learn stuff about my camera that I had never even bothered to look up in the manual. I was always planning to, but never got around to it.

Chapter 3 has been all about shutter speed and what it does to exposure. It has also included some special effects that can be achieved by using shutter speed.

I finished reading the chapter a while ago, but much of the assignment for the chapter involved using a tripod, which I didn’t have. I ordered up one from Amazon, and it arrived yesterday. I didn’t order a super expensive one, but one that got good reviews for the price.

And today, on a VERY windy day in Denver, I walked over to our nearest intersection to the subdivision and set up shop. I learned a tremendous amount. This picture of the moving mail truck was one of my better ones. I took a few shots on a slower shutter speed that made the cars look like they were moving much faster, but because of the speed limit in the area, those pictures turned out very overexposed. If I go somewhere where the cars speed along more quickly, I’ll get much better results.

All in all, an incredibly fun and educational assignment – I learned a lot – which was the point I think!

Comment (1)

  1. Bibble

    "I finished reading the chapter a while ago, but much of the assignment for the chapter involved using a tripod, which I didn't have."

    I find this very frustrating. I have three photography books, and there's an exhaustive section in each one about how you want to take photos with a tripod.

    In everyday life, I personally don't carry around a tripod. I want to know how to improve my low-light photography. Action photography… how can I get better? Composition techniques… help me! Oh? Go get a tripod? Thanks.

    /end rant 🙂

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