Digital Photography - Lesson 8

Lesson 8 was focal length.  I wasn't sure if I could fulfill this lesson as I was poorly earlier that week.    I think it's a middle ear infection as I was a little disorientated and sick on the Tuesday.   I felt better as the week went on and managed to get to my hairdressing appointment on the Thursday.

When I was chatting with my hairdresser she mentioned a place I had visited before but hadn't been for a while - Beecraigs Park.   It was a lovely day and I got some good photographs.

It was a nice walk and we plan visiting again. 

Week 9 lesson is all about macro.  Long time visitors of my blog will have seen my many macro shots.  Unfortunately my SLR (like most without a macro lense) doesn't take good macro shots.   I use my old Nikon Cookpix for macrop shots but I wasn't sure whether I could change camera for the class so I didn't participate this week.  I say I didn't participate which isn't strictly true.   I took some shots in the garden but didn't upload them for critique.   Lesson 10 is all about file types and organising files but no photographs.    
I bought a lot of tulips this year and they are all looking gorgeous.,  The colours are beautiful.  This is the inside of one of them.

I have posted pictures of my lillies on the blog over the years this is them in their early stages - I love the water droplets.

I love these glass sweets - non fattening.    Well that's it for this Digital Photography class.    I am looking forward to building on what I have learned in the class, it was fun.

So what's next.   I still haven't managed to get back into the studio.   I have been out and bought some new fabric for a curtain for the front door (decorating is complete).  It should arrive in about 3 weeks so I will have them to make.   I am still feeling a little dizzy so will wait until that passes before I start sewing.

I have signed up for another of Jessica's classes which starts in early June - it's all about composition.   I am looking forward to that.

We visited the Clyde Valley and bought lots of plants for the garden.  I spent a good part of yesterday planting them out and still have more to plant out.

Thank you for dropping by.

Digital Photography - Apperture Priority

Another week another Digital Photography lesson.   This week was aperture priority.   I was attempting to get the photographs in focus with the background out of focus (blurred).

I wanted to get out and about and take some landscapes to try some other depth of field images but I am afraid the decorating has kept me indoors (except getting into the garden to take these photos).   We are all but finished the decorating - thank goodness.   I have started getting things back to normal again. 

Hopefully next week I can get back to my studio and get some sewing done - fingers crossed.

Digital Photography - Lesson 6

Lesson 6 was all about "noise" or blur - shutter speed.   I took many pictures with different settings but when you look at them, as the one above, you see little difference between them it's only when you enlarge them in PSP or Photoshop that you see the noise.   

The most difficult thing is staying still to take the photographs trying to avoid blur but I managed by sitting cross legged with my elbows resting on my knees.    This week (Lesson 7) we can use a tripod.  

We are busy redecorating the hallway - upstairs and down - so we are extremely busy.   It is all coming together and I am resting here after painting all the upstair doors - first coat, second coat tomorrow.   

I will be working on Lesson 7 later this week and will post the results when I have received feedback from my tutor.   She was happy with this week's images - yeah!

Thank you for dropping by.   Enjoy what is left of the holiday weekend.