I enjoying sharing with you what the SnapShop attendees shoot the day of the workshop. I picked two from each attendee (from the May class) that sent me some to post today. Remember these ladies are shooting in full manual mode (many for the very first time) while trying to listen to me holler out things and work around 10 other photographers. I am pretty proud of them.
I also wanted to share a few things some past SnapShop attendees have written me….
“It really was great. I learned so, so much. I had no idea what my camera could do. It’s kind of like taking your first math class after you get a calculator. I’ve been practicing a lot, and that is definitely the key to getting better after your lessons!” Jill Ridener
“I really liked the organization and the flow of the sessions. They were very easy to understand and then apply. I am a very visual person, so the examples of the basic rules of composition were very helpful. I also liked the hands time, it was great to be able to apply what we were learning as the day progressed.” Serena Lowe
“It helped dramatically to have you tell us where you would stand in a shoot and what angles to try while we were out. Also, during our lessons it helped for you to show good AND bad composition of similar pictures and why. (plus showing me chopped off hands made me feel like you ARE actually human too and silly shots happen to everyone!)” Andrea Jett
“I loved being able to go outside and practice shooting. I think I learn the most when I am able to practice what I have learned in an environment where I can still ask questions. I didn’t have a least favorite part, I enjoyed the entire day!” Amy Finney
by Sarah D.
by Suzanne G.
by Kendra H. (she sent me a pre-made collage…overachiever!)
by Amie H.
by Amy K.
by Tanya R.
Finally I thought I’d share a little before and after of what a difference a little post processing can make. This is Suzanne’s picture. I think she got a great shot. Sometimes we all shoot a photo that is a little overexposed (too bright) or a little underexposed (too dark). If you have basic photo editing software you can tweak it a bit. On this picture I adjusted the Curves, increased the contrast and did a web sharpening. Kaboom.
The next 2010 SnapShop is next weekend…wow that seemed to sneak up on me fast! I hope you all have a great weekend!