A friend of mine called me earlier in the summer and inquired if I would be interested in taking a photography class.
I have owned my precious Nikon for over a year and I must admit that I rarely shoot unless I am in the auto mode.
You can pick your jaw up off the floor.
And stop rolling your eyes.
I know it is really unconscionable to think I have a nice SLR camera and I am not taking full advantage of all it has to offer.
I know about white balance.
I have read about apertures.
I have heard about ISO's.
But I don't get it.
So I signed up for an intro class.
And after my second class last night I am thrilled to report that I STILL DON'T GET IT!!!
I took great notes.
I listened intently.
I reviewed what I learned on the way home.
Then I spent the day at the pool with the kiddos and my Nikon.
I started thinking about white balance.
By the time I figured out what I wanted my settings to be...the moment was lost.
And most of my photos were of the splashes left behind when my more than frustrated kids swam away from me.
At one point...Cole had a mask and snorkel on.
He looked adorable.
It was THE perfect moment.
It was taking me so long to make a decision the mask started to fog up.
And Cole took it off, gasping for breath.
Was it too much to ask for him to hold his breath, short of turning blue, so I could get the perfect shot?
Hopefully my next class will address that.