This has always been an interest of mine, but as I mentioned on my home page, I suck at creativity. I have owned a few SLR cameras over the years; I have taken photos of the kids, my son playing hockey, and my daughter dancing, etc… Before that, I would go to RedSox games and take some photos and on occasion, I got lucky and took something decent.
I never really knew what the hell I was doing, granted this became a bit easier with a digital camera, you could shoot and delete all day without spending a boatload of money on film. If I wanted to take decent pictures and use them in my blog I wanted to learn how to do it better.
Fortunately for me, my wife is a professional photographer. You can find here portfolio here https://luisawholley.com/ and she teaches a photography course on Udemy, Mindful photography for beginners. (https://www.udemy.com/course/photo-practices-for-mindfulness/) I took the course because I was driving her crazy with my questions and keeping her from her work. She did not strong-arm me and I did not get 100% on the test. No apple for this teacher. I will say the class is perfectly laid out for the beginner with documentation, examples and an actual human explaining things. Even better, I can go back over sections, which is important since I can be comprehension challenged.
I will be uploading my pictures to my photo page. There are only two there at the moment. I was testing some staged shots for fun and since I have a bit of a twisted personality at times I’m sure I will capture a few interesting photos and probably the stink eye from the teacher. Quality over quantity as they say!
If you are like me and have a camera sitting around with all those buttons that leave you thoroughly confused, check out the course. You will get away from the basic point and shoot, learn something new and have a blast. God help us if I master photoshop and start replacing heads on bodies.