simplicity class, take two~!

I took Faith's Simplicity photo class at the end of last year, and I didn't really finish it. Life got in the way, you know? I was also trying to work on our Mac Mini, which is too slow for processing big image files.

Now, I'm all set up on my new computer thanks to my amazing husband. Thanks, John! This thing is awesome. I'm not technical, but all I know is that this thing is fast. Like, blow your socks off fast. At least compared to anything I've ever had in the past.

Plus, I have two monitors. Yeah. Two monitors. How fancy is that?

I'm taking Faith's Basics of SLR class. My goal is to learn more about shooting in manual mode (gasp!) and to get more confident in using it. I currently use manual mode about a third of the time. I think it's challenging to shoot the Boy in manual mode, but maybe that's just a mental hurdle I need to get over.

We are at the end of our first week of class, and I'm taking advantage of what's left of the Boy's morning nap today to catch up on homework. A lot of what we do is supposed to be turned in SOOC (straight off of camera), which really helps me think about the technical aspect of my photos. The photo better look good SOOC. Don't rely on Photoshop to pretty it up. I guess that's the point...

So, stay tuned for examples of my homework assignments. And wish me luck in my journey towards better photos!

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