Throughout this course I have learned a lot. I’m in Florida right now visiting family and everything I learned throughout this course came into play. How white balance isn’t just an AWB on the top of your LCD. How in-camera flash is not the most affective tool. Portraits aren’t always what you imagine they will be. I learned how to look with my eyes and not the viewfinder to better composition with my photos. I learned to look at the foreground; the background and whether to pull it forward or push it back with aperture.
Some things I learned while shooting, were things you can only learn while shooting. I learned that kids are terrible models if they’re hungry, tired or bored. That you need to consistently revert to a process of checking your setting. Aperture-check, Shutter Speed-check, ISO check, White Balance-check, Focus-check. (Battery-check). All of the lessons throughout this course have emphasized and helped me to become a better photographer. I think I most benefited from the White Balance lesson as well as the Portrait and Rule of Thirds Lesson.
If I were to begin another class similar to this one, I would be most interesting in “How to read light,” class. It seems unfair that so many photographers since its invention have had the knowledge of how to read light from its source and its reflection in order to mentally find the correct exposure whereas most digital photographers now use the meter inside their camera or a other hand-held light meters. I would light to be able to judge a situation with just my eyes—but I guess that sort of things comes from years and years of practice and understanding. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and am grateful for the knowledge it has brought me through trial and error.
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