Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Photography Class

Well, I'm not sure what we've been busy with, but we have been BUSY!  It seems like time is just flying by this summer!  

So I've been taking a class called Oh Shoot! over at Jessica Sprague's website.  It's taught by Candice Stingham.  It's all about learning how to use your DSLR camera.  We have the Nikon D50 (OK, so technically, it's Dan's), and we have only been using it on Manual mode since we got it over 2 years ago!  So now I've ventured into some unchartered territory - and I'm learning a lot.  The class is a little more "basic" than I expected, but I'm sure that as the 6 weeks progress, we'll learn a lot more new & cool techniques!  Here are my assignments for Lesson 1: Shutter Speed and Lesson 2: Aperture.  

We're also preparing for our "big vacation" next week to Branson, MO and Nauvoo, IL.  I'm trying to get excited about it, but Branson doesn't really conjure up excitement, does it?  I am glad for the opportunity to get away, though!  Dan and I both need a vacation!  Plus, it's not far, and we've never been there before, so at least it will be an adventure.  Even if we just lounge by the pool all week, it will be a success!


prism said...

Rich's parents love Branson because of all of the shows. I've never been. But I do love Nauvoo. The spirit is so strong there. Nauvoo is only about 7 hours from here.

Anyway - have fun!

Jen said...

Nauvoo! Im so excited for you. I love that place! I hope Branson will be fun too- I've never been there. :) And you'll have to keep me posted on Candice's class. :) Sounds like fun!

Salina said...

OHHH I wish I was the one going on vacation!! Looks like the photog class is going well, I've been checking out the gallery. I'm definitely taking it in sept. And BTW....500 pics isn't alot if your on vacation....I hadn't even left the city!! Crazy huh?

Gifford Family said...

Sounds like so much fun! I have always wanted to take a photography class. I love Branson. I think it is more nostalgia(sp)then anything. We used to go there all the time on family vacations. My mom is from the Ozarks. I hope you guys have a great time.

Jessica said...

I just caught up on your blog. I am so impressed with the class, scrapbooking, the works! How in the world do you have time?
Have fun on vacation! We do need to chat soon. I'll have 3 weeks once I move to UT, before school starts. Hopefully, we can chat before that! :-)