Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photography 101

Gotta love Groupon!! 

I hooked myself up with a 2 hour "Photography 101" class for very cheap with a recent Groupon. This past Sunday I headed downtown for my class at Chimpsy. I was surprised to see that is was right next to the OSU backer bar "Crocks" downtown Denver. And it just so happened to be a gorgeous 80 degree sunny day, perfect for shooting pictures. 

The class was good and very motivating. All in all, I learned a lot and it was just good to pay some attention to my camera and learn some features rather than pressing "auto" every time I take a picture in order to wing it the lazy way.

Our creative shot challenge I used these bicycles. I thought it worked out well.

We played with lighting (what a difference, right?) a first for me and my Nikon, my poor camera that I've had since last Christmas and still haven't read the manual. Bad Christa.

The coolest street in Denver, where all the shopping and eating happens. It's very lively there! 


Parents of a Dozen said...

I love the pictures! I need to get a new camera. I use to have a SLR years ago. A point and shoot was easier with all the kids. Your pictures make me want one NOW!
You showed an interest in the Shaklee products. We love using all of the products. If you send me your email I could send you some information. Parentsofadozen@live.com

The Starr Family said...

Share your wealth of knowledge girl! My Nikon is fed up with me... I need a Dummy guide pronto!

Mommie Couture said...

I love this! Gorgeous pictures. What kind of Nikon do you have? Start playing with the aperture {A} mode! It's fun to watch your background blur {Bokeh} when you take a picture of one of your little cherubs faces! :)

kriznizzel said...

Photos turned out great! I really need to do a corse i've read a lot but don't do half of what my camera is capable of.

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! I used to work right there on the corner of 17th and Blake St. In the big old brick building. We used to eat at the Mexican restaurant right on that corner. I believe it was called Croc's. Oh, the memories! So glad you are enjoying Colorado :)

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