Monday, April 12, 2010

The Art of Photography

I had the opportunity to take a photography class at Longwood Gardens and I'm SO excited about all of the cool things I learned. The workshop was designed to teach beginners about the different setting modes and tips on how to get great floral shots. Our teacher, Tracey from Nine Acres Designs did a great job explaining and demonstrating the art of basic photography.

Here are a few sample pictures:

Using a low aperture setting, I was able to focus on the orchids and blur the background

Using a low shutter speed, I was able to make the waterfall look silky and smooth

For just learning and really understanding the capabilities of my camera, I think I did a good job. They're no where close to perfection but in time and with lots of practice, hopefully I'll get there.


The Church Lady said...

Very good job! My photos are similar and will be posted tomorrow!

Jan n Jer said...

HaHa..I think I also have the same shots. You are so right with a little bit of knowledge, just look at what you can make your camera do.

These Nine Acres said...

I am so proud of you! Great work!

rangerdennis said...

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