Recently, I took a trip 3 1/2 hour trip from my home.
Well, 7 hours if you count the drive back, but, I digress...
This trip was for me.
It was a big step in the right direction.
You see, this year I'm expanding...
I'm stepping out there, on my own...
I was so excited and nervous at the same time.
This was my first photography class, ever.
Soon after my trek began, this sign appeared.
"Not much longer", I thought.
After stopping at a local dive for a slice of pizza,
that I could barely eat because I was so excited, this sign appeared.
"OMGoodness, I'm here again", I thought.
This pass summer, coming home from a family trip, I had stopped in to buy my first packs of instant film.
This visit would be different.
Today, I was here to learn, explore, and yes, most likely make mistakes.
Upon entering, I thought it was just as beautiful as I remembered.
Cameras, and goodies everywhere...
Pretty soon after, we were all gathered together and given our film.
We all sat eagerly, listening to the lesson, and itching to make our 8 valuable photos with this amazing film.
There were fantastic models and still life props.
I stumbled...I triumphed...
(pictures of my oops and ahhs are further down the post)
But, then I wanted to make sure to capture the essence of this wonderful store.
So, I pulled out my trusty, go to tool, my iPhone 4s.
My first photos were of a couple of the still life props they set up for us...
And then...I saw this again.
Even though I took an instant picture of this same spot,
I wanted to MAKE SURE I had it digitally as well.
Doesn't that first beauty remind you of a Caramel Frappacino or Macchiato?
Or, maybe that's just me...
I want one of these really, really bad...
Another still life...
I made a run to the potty and found this cute stool in there.
he he he
The place is amazing.
I can't wait to go back and explore some more.
What did I learn?
Well, here are my 3 "whoops" pictures.
Photo 1-When using this film with my sonar one-step camera, I have to remember to adjust my exposure. Too light leads to a blown out photo.
Photo 2-Focus, check your focus, and focus some more. Oh, and, use a tripod. One little movement will blur your $3 shot to bits.
Photo 3-(Taken at my house later that night) Make sure you have the right lighting conditions...and oh yeah, focus properly.
Yes, I made some "whoops". But, here's the good news, I did some things well too.
One big lesson was how to properly protect my photos from the light as they exit my camera.
Here are my favorite pictures from that day.
All in all, it was a fabulous adventure...
The sun said goodbye to me as I made it back to my home state...
Once home, I shared my tips with my son and niece.
Noah took the first picture and my 4 year old niece took the second picture; not bad at all. :)
peace, love, and adventure...