Last week, a talented photographer friend who is beginning her own photo business was kind enough to give me a lesson while we shot images around my town. Many of you know I have an addiction to a certain scene involving two simple dories and still water. For almost a year-and-a-half now, I’ve been stalking a peaceful causeway in town, hoping for the perfect photo opportunity.
Before we got started, my friend and I stopped into a local gallery and discovered the picture I have dreamed of taking—framed and on the wall, for sale by a professional photographer, Mike Sleeper. I sighed when I saw it, first in envy, and then awe. If you’d like to see what I’ve been dreaming about, click here.
After that humbling moment, cameras strapped around our necks, we walked around town on a day when, no word of a lie, everywhere we stepped a photo opportunity arose. She taught me more about my camera—shutter speeds, F-stops, but most of all, how to look through the lens like a photographer. As a result, we didn’t get very far, but the morning was a blast and I’m thrilled with my amateur results.
Please bear with me, but my Middle Passages posts are going to be sporadic or perhaps non-existent this week. As a thank you for your patience, I’ll leave you with some pictures from my tutorial session, though if you click my friend’s FB Page—you’ll see how a pro does it.
Oh, and happy 17th birthday today to our beautiful girl!!