Sunday, May 30, 2010

Back to school

I went back to school the other day.
It wasn't like I remembered it.
This class was fun.
It was online and I could participate whenever I wanted.
The title of it was Aperture.
I didn't get a detention or anything.
The subject matter was taught by Beth, and it was meant to help people with an interest in photography who knew very little about photography. (I'm speaking about myself.)

I thought I'd post some of my homework.
The first photo in each sequence represents a low numbered aperture setting. The second picture the highest setting of my camera.
The object was to blur the background while keeping the object of the shot in focus.

This last picture....I just like.


Alison said...

They are fabulous photos! I don't think my camera is fancy enough to do things like that but I must trawl back and check out that posting by Beth - I missed it somewhere along the way. Anyway, keep up the great work!

Frau said...

So cool I say you are a pretty good student! Are you doing it via Skype?Beth has amazing talent I love her pictures!

slommler said...

Great homework!! I didn't do my homework but I am going too! You did very well.

beth said...

what a terrific student you are....and after grading your paper, you got an A and moved to the top of class....

thanks mark !

Melinda Owens said...

Great photos, Mark. I would love to learn more about photography, but first, I need a decent camera. Thanks for sharing.

dcpeg said...

I love the composition and colors in your last pic -- great job!

I, too went to Beth's school of photography. Amazing what a difference using simple language and illustrations make learning so much easier!

Lisa said...

Hi Mark--great photos. I like the last one, too. I am Melinda's sister-in-law and posted a little something on my blog just for you! Hope you have time to check it out :)

Marilyn said...

You are a very good student. I took the class too, but haven't followed through to practice much. Good job!
Beth is the best for teaching us.