For our very first Life Through a Lens activity we chose a colour or an object to be our focus for a series of photographs. It was a helpful lesson on the fundamentals of shooting manually on DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. I have had the Sony Alpha 5100 Mirrorless for a year or so, but, I’ve never quite grasped the meaning of aperture, ISO and shutter speed, let alone how to use them to create nice photos. So the class was a really great first lesson.
I thought it’d be better to use a DSLR so I tried borrowing my friends Nikon DSLR. I gave up instantly, but maybe that’s because it was 1:00AM and I’m a grandma. But, sticking with my Sony seems wiser anyway as it’s my own.
For the activity, I chose orange and despite the fact that:
My laptop broke before our first lesson
Apple said my laptop will be in repair for 14 days
Thankfully, my housemate is letting me borrow hers. But, it’s in Japanese.
I can’t download Adobe because it will log me out of my laptop
Our wifi provider said “Before your wifi works, it will take 33 days to register your address.”
I’ve gone over my phone data from using my hotspot for uni. $50 for a measly 5GB.
BUT, the photos are done and dusted.
Photography is no doubt an amazing skill to have under your belt so I’m really excited for what we’ll learn next and hope I’ll improve on all levels of understanding photography and hopefully, it’ll become a bit more intuitive as the weeks go by.