Well, I’m finally getting around to doing the next lesson in the blog series about really using my camera to its fullest.
This time the lesson was about shutter speed.
This one brought back memories for me. I used to know how to do all of these things and I used to be so much better with my photography. Back in the day, it all started with a Photography elective class when I was in 7th grade. It was really back in the day because my school even had a dark room and I got to learn everything from starting with taking pictures from a “camera” made out of an oatmeal container all the way to using a real camera and developing my film and printing prints. I LOVED it!
Shortly after that, my parents got me my first ‘real’ camera – though I had quite a few before that and if I named the kids of film I had used, I would really date myself…so I am stopping now. This first ‘real’ camera was a 35mm camera in which I had to know how to use all these settings. It was a Pentax k1000 and the pictures I got from that camera were fantastic! I’m sure the pictures were so great because I had to get the settings right and knew what I was doing.
Anyway, for whatever reason, this lesson reminded me of so many of those things I had learned and used frequently until I got my 35mm SLR and now my digital SLR. Well, I really want to get back to knowing how to use my camera and getting great shots even if it takes a little bit. My family will have to learn to be a little bit patient with me…they will live!
So without further ado, here are my shots working on shutter speed.