I started going to an Intro to Digital Photography class this week. It is something that I have meant to do for a long time so I am happy I have finally resolved to enroll. I love photography and would very much like to elevate my photos to an advanced amateur level. I’m very hopeful about this class.
Tonight, I took a few practice photos. Night snapshots have always been tricky for me, but this time I ventured to play around a bit more with the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. My little tripod came very handy, as well. I still need lots of work to master the “Exposure Triangle” but this is a good start, I believe.
Take a look and let me know what you think.
Did you notice the airplane in the background, flying in front of the Capitol and the Washington Monument? 🙂
I really like the fact that this photo caught a walking man’s shadow in the background. This adds a little bit of mystery to the photo, in my humble opinion.
I am excited about my next self-practice photo taking session, as well as about showing my photos in the class and hearing my classmates’ feedback.
And I can’t wait for the Cherry Blossom Festival to arrive in a few weeks — that’s always a great opportunity to take some spectacular photos. (Especially, since it’s the Centennial celebration this year.) So stay tuned for more photos to come! 🙂
A few facts for the photography buffs. I used a Canon PowerShot SX20IS (yes, I still don’t have a DSLR camera but maybe I’ll buy one if I get better at photography). All three photos were taken at ISO 800. The close-up of the Capitol and the Washington Monument was taken at Tv = 1″3 and Av = F5.7. The courtyard photo was shot at Tv = 1″3 and Av = F5.0. And the blossoming tree photo was taken at Tv = 0″5 and Av = F4.0.