Sunday, June 23, 2013

Photography Lessons

I mentioned in this post that I was making this Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day Log Cabin in exchange for photography lessons (no one told me I had put that middle block in the bottom row in sideways - I'm sure glad I saw that before I quilted it!  After a nice little session with Jack [as in Jack-the-Ripper] I got it fixed and it is ready to quilt.)  Anyway, I am really having a blast learning all these new things.  And while I'm not an expert photographer yet, I thought I would show some of the photos I took at our last session.  Honestly, they really amaze me.

We played with a macro lens and learned about light.  It was great fun.

I didn't know I could take photos with such detail.  And I love the instant gratification of the digital camera.  You can see what you're doing right away.

I am having a blast!  In this shot Billie was teaching me about using the greenery to lead the eye to the focal point.  I also learned a lot about reflected light.

 In this one, she taught me about framing the subject.  I truly am amazed at the detail.

This was so fun - and a nice change from painting and the chaos that is my house right now with the great sewing room relocation.

Hopefully my quilty pictures will improve so much!

What are you doing that is different and fun?  I'd love to hear about it.


  1. beautiful! what kind of camera do you use? I got a new one recently and have been learning too. Amazing the youtube videos that are out there, LOL they are teaching me so much!

  2. What a super idea to trade for some photography lessons. Your photos look so clear and sharp. Love to hear what you are learning. Great job!



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