I am an “annoying travel companion” a term our teacher, Neil Eschenfleder, dubs his students.
My husband knows that I am one of these annoying travel companions, because I’m always snapping pictures. Always.
I want to be a better photographer, so I was excited to jump in and try my hand at Digital Photography Part 2. I hadn’t taken Part 1, but I felt confident that I knew the basics.
Neil introduced himself and it seemed like a majority of students had taken his class previously.
Our major assignment for this class was to present a set of three pictures based on a theme of our choosing and we would be critiqued by Neil and our classmates. Now, talk about pressure!
But, the cool thing about this class was the field trips that are built into the curriculum. He told us we would have a two-hour field trip on Saturday to the Rio Grande Center during the Downtown Winter Market. -I love field trips!
During our first class, Neil did a thorough and intense review of what everyone learned in Part 1; I learned a ton about focus modes, depth of field, scene modes, and ISO, and this was supposed to be a review! Maybe I should have taken Part 1…
On Saturday, we met at the Rio Grande Center and started on the inside. What a beautiful building! I automatically floated toward the food vendors, since I love food photography. I did a few experiments on the focus modes and ISO since the lighting was tricky.
We then headed outside and Neil had us focus on some of the architecture of the building. It was pretty darn fun to wander around taking pictures, trying to think of a theme. Nothing is jumping out at me yet.
We’ll see what next week brings.