Day 2 of the CONFIDENCE Workshop was my favorite. We learned about metering and the different metering modes, what the 6 must have photos are for consumers (family photo shoots), the different ways you can use the TTL (through the lens) flash, Lightroom basics, Me Ra's story, paid vs. pro photographers, using social media, outsourcing, and good to know camera settings.
I was SO excited to do family photo shoots on the beach, but unfortunately, it RAINED! So we had to make do shooting in this extra wide hallway. We had a few minutes to have each other take head shots of each other. Here's Nicole Moore taking my picture.
Photo Courtesy of Teresa Rish
Photos Courtesy of Amy Rhodes
This gorgeous mom and her son were so sweet together. If you observe this picture closely, you may be able to tell that there was a window to my left and a dark hallway behind them. I loved learning how a dark hallway can make the photo appear as if we were in a studio with a black backdrop.
Check out the littlest dude in this one. I LOVE how he has his arm around his mommy's chin and is touching her cheek. Oh, the love our babies have for us is precious. This photo was challenging too with the backlighting that's going on with the large sliding glass door. Even though the mom and boys' hair is kind of blown out, I don't think that people with an untrained eye would even notice that. One great truth that Me Ra taught us was that as photographers, we tend to pay the most attention to the technical aspects of our photos while consumers pay most attention to the content of the photos.
Aww... Big brother adores his baby brother.
It was fun to experiment with different cameras and lenses. Brian let me try a 70-200mm lenses that was worth $1500! It was a heavy lens, but I got some great shots with it. I was also able to try a Sony Camera. My favorite feature of the Sony camera was the live view mode. As you change the manual settings, what you see in the live view window is exactly what you get when you press that shutter.
Here's my favorite family shot of the day. This family was full of energy.
He is the perfect combo of sweet
and macho. Just check out those muscles!
The photo above perfectly sums up my weekend. I got to take a weekend off just for myself. I got to meet new friends and learn more about photography... one of my favorite subjects. And to top it all off, I won Lightroom 4, the newest photo editing program!
Thanks, Me Ra for following your dreams.
You have blessed the lives of many.
You are so down to earth.
One of the ladies set up a Facebook group so that we can all keep in touch.
It was so fun to spend a few days with people who are as obsessed with photography as I am.
There was a special bond that was created that weekend.
I sure hope to keep track of everyone in our group and hopefully meet up again someday.