Photo lessonsPosted: July 7, 2009
Two years ago Nate invited me to take Digital Photography ‘along side’ him at UCD. The first time we went out on a photo shoot, he informed me I needed to get to know my camera. He was right, of course. I didn’t immerse myself in learning my camera, but I have plodded along ever since. My manual is tattered. I’m now fairly comfortable with depth of field and composition.
Last fall, finally deciding to give podcasts a try, I searched ‘photography’ in iTunes. After listening to a few, Camera Dojo soon became my favorite. Kerry Garrison and David Esquire are entertaining and informative. They banter and educate. The strange thing is they’re wedding photographers. Kerry used to be a product photographer. David used to shoot extreme sports. About a month ago, after hearing repeated invitations for listeners to follow them on Twitter or friend them on Facebook, I did. And I’m really glad I did.
The color, the vibrancy, in David’s photos amazed me. So, student that I am, I sent him a message asking if he was getting those brilliant images ‘in camera’. He actually responded! And even made me feel good about asking a naive question! How cool is that?! Even better, I had almost half-a-clue when he briefly explained his photography style technique.
So, I played..