Even though it started around 4am at the office, today was AWESOME!!! Back in December, I bought myself a Christmas present and was over the moon with my choice. It was a gift certificate to a PhotoClass and PhotoWalk with one of Vanc’s many Professional Photographers in one of Vancouver’s perfectly photographable locations, Granville Island.
And today was the day it was scheduled… I busted my butt this AM to get all my work done so I could leave at 11am.
(and actually I left alil early because I wanted to get my favorite pasta salad in the market for lunch… but finding a few extra minutes to get one of my favorites, is never a challenge)
I met Amanda and a couple other students at the Arts Club and she quickly got to work on the explaining many important aspects of our cameras and photography in general. Things I had a rough idea about but truly had no idea how to achieve or when or why.
Honesty it was a lil dry – I didn’t grasp it all…but am motivated to learn.
(BTW, this ridiculously adorable photo subject was handy when focusing on shallow depth of field…my method didn’t work but still think he is adorable)
We learned a bunch of different techniques and how to achieve different effects with just your camera. 90% of these I thought were actually achieved thru PhotoShop but NO, all done with the camera -shutter speeds, ISO, aperture, etc…
but this technique was my absolute favourite technique – its called panning… where the background is fully blurred but part (or supposed to be most) of the subject is clear