Session Composition

Well, last night was the first session of the photography course that I am taking. I am pretty excited by the course. I think it is going to be pretty good. I like the instructor, and his teaching style. Yesterday we learned the basic operations of different styles of cameras. Each class we have assignments to do which are optional. We even get two field trips where we get a bit of instruction, then we just go off and take pictures. Last night he gave us 5 tips that will make our pictures 500% better.

  1. use a tripod, mono pod, or brace yourself
  2. use a shutter cable release or timer
  3. ???? (I can’t remember this one right now, but it was a good one to remember)
  4. looking vs seeing
  5. left eye vs. right eye

This is the course for me. You see, every once in a while I take an amazing shot. I am not sure why they turn out so good. I want to know why, so I can do it more often. This course teaches the technical aspect of taking pictures. Krista got me a cool book on picture composition, a topic not covered in this course.

I am really starting to develop photography as another hobby. I can see why it is so fun.