At our second class session, we delved into lighting and color.
I had bought my new camera in the fall, and I was amazed at all the new things I learned about my camera this night. I found things that I’ve been searching for months!
When we talked about the importance of the histogram, I finally figured out where to find it on my camera. When we talked about lighting, I figured out how to do a custom white balance. It’s easier than I realized! When we talked about noise reduction, I had no idea there was such a thing as noise reduction. So much to learn.
For this week’s field trip, we headed to the Utah State Capitol building. It’s been years since I’ve been there and what a beautiful building! We sure do have some beautiful buildings in this state.
We met up at first, Neil encouraging us to try different lighting modes, especially the custom white balance. We wandered around and outside the building.
I was drawn outside, because of the view. The sky was amazing with the storm coming in. When I headed back in, I found myself being drawn to the soon-to-be brides and young women in ball gowns having their formal pictures taken. It was interesting to see what my classmates were drawn to–we all have a story we want to tell.
One of the great things about this class is how we can ask for individual help during these field trips. I have been wanting to learn how to take pictures of flowing water, like waterfalls, so I grabbed Neil for a quick tutorial and he walked me through the specific settings so I could take some pictures of the fountain behind the Capitol Building.
I took a ton of pictures, but I still didn’t have any idea of a theme. I need to present the following Tuesday, so I better start figuring it out!