I have a Nikon D40. I point and click. I have no idea what any of the tech terms mean?, what the other buttons so?, what makes a good composition? or what makes a bad composition? So I’ve decided to find out!
I know you don’t know me so you’d have no idea that the notion of going on a photography course frightens the living daylights out of me but it does (- I should say that it’s courses in general and not the photography one that scares me). According to himself I may have confidence issues and he might just be right I couldn’t possibly say. However today, at lunchtime, I went over to the Gallery of Photography and signed up for their Introduction to Digital Photography & Imaging. The Saturdays suit me better although it does mean I won’t be going to my craft circle this month.
I have to admit that mingled with the almost paralysing nerves is the start of excitement – what will I learn? how will it effect my photography in the future?
One of the courses on offer looked really tempting however it was for manual cameras and involves film developing but I don’t have the right kind of camera so that was that written off – this was the course in question: Introduction to B&W Photography. It was the mention of Black & White photography that brought to mind one or two French photographers that did some fantastic work.
If you’re not familiar with either of these then google is your friend – mind you if you are of a prudish nature then be careful ’cause some of their photos do contain elements of nudity – don’t say you weren’t warned – BUT their stuff is absolutely outstandingly wonderful.