One of my Christmas presents was a DVD series called the Fundamentals of Photography. I was SO excited. I’m about 6 lectures into the series and I LOVE IT. The instructor is a National Geographic photographer and his lessons are really easy to follow and I love his style. He has been a photographer since the age of film. Remember those days? He also advocates taking the best shot with your camera, rather than editing later. This is very appealing to me – I don’t really like staged or overly edited photos. I like authentic, candid photos. Editing is also a little intimidating.
He may be photographing bears in the wild – but I’m trying to capture action shots of a fast-moving subject, too. The same principals apply.
Right now, my subject is Breaker. He is not a fast-moving subject, so I can play around with all of the settings on my camera. I’ve learned so much about aperture, white balance, ISO, shutter speed… I’ll probably end up watching it again, but the tutorials are really interesting and easy to follow. This is a great way to take a photography class at your own pace. I’m really enjoying it!!