Camera Class

This weekend Ryan and I tackled one of my goals for the summer: taking a photography class! I’ve had an interest in photography since middle school, and have taken photography classes for film previously in school. I have a DSLR that I’ve been using that takes beautiful pictures but I wasn’t using it to it’s full potential. I was getting too comfortable using the automatic settings (the running man has always been my favorite!) and I was getting frustrated when it didn’t do what I want. That’s the beautiful thing about technology… it never listens to you.

We took a beginner class at a local community school for adults (when did I become an adult!? ;) and we learned the basics: aperature, shutter speed and ISO. Very simple, but learning it all over again with a digital camera made a world of difference. I’ve been taking pictures all weekend just to test out different settings and so I can be more confident when I have to adjust the settings quickly. I’m so excited to start taking more photos for my blog, and to see how my portfolio photos change post-class. Below are some random photos from the weekend…

DSC_0019 A little college door reflection selfie.

DSC_0278My little baby girl, Shiloh. #crazycatlady

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My feisty niece Kaytlynn on Father’s Day. Ryan took this of her and she was totally flirting with him.

DSC_0009Some random guy from my photography class that I happened to be married to. :)

 So, now that I actually know how to use my camera properly I want to start bringing it out more. (i.e. stop using my iPhone to take so many photos!) I’ve been on the hunt for a larger, durable camera bag that doesn’t scream “nerd” or “tourist” : two words that could probably easily describe us. I wanted one that looks like a purse, but as you can imagine Ryan wasn’t pleased with that idea since he carries it sometimes, too. Below are some options that I love… perfect for bloggers, interior designers, or just photographers who want to look a little more fashionable.

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Obsessed with this doctor style camera bag but Ryan said he wouldn’t feel comfortable carrying this through an airport since it looks like a purse.

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Also love this vintage leather bag, but decided against it because it didn’t have any interior compartments for little things like extra SD cards.

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This leather camera purse was vetoed because of the feminine style and the price tag. Although I still secretly daydream about it.

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We ended up going with this more affordable option since it is a compromise between the styles I love and because it’s pretty gender neutral. I love that it’s leather, has enough interior storage, and doesn’t scream “Camera bag!”. I also bought this leather wrist strap since the usual neck straps are always so bulky. I can’t wait to start taking more photos! Get ready, readers!

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    January 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm Reply

    […] was finally able to use my new camera bag Ryan got me for Christmas! I’ve been on the hunt for one for a while, but eventually gave up because every bag I found either didn’t have […]

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