I’ve even treated myself to a new camera, a Canon PowerShot SX710 HS. I love that it has the capabilities of my old SLR, the portability of my Canon PowerShot SD1100IS, and the ability to post to Facebook and other sites through Wi-Fi like my iPhone.
I took the above shot a few minutes from home this past weekend, and I’m looking forward to many more outings. Though I suspect as the weather gets colder, I’ll be taking a lot of these:
Yes, this is an everyday scene in my house!
I have so much to learn as I get serious about having fun with my photography.
My sister recently took an online course in Nature Photography, which she highly recommends, but I’m concerned about my ability to complete 12 assignments in two weeks.
When she showed me her virtual classroom, I couldn’t help but notice how different it was from when I took a correspondence course through the New York Institute of Photography back in the 1990s. Back then, I had to listen to my lessons on cassette tape and read the accompanying printed material. Next I would shoot photos to complete the assignment, take my film in for processing, and mail my selected photos in. Then I’d have to wait to receive my instructor’s feedback, also on cassette tape, by return mail. Now you can complete a lesson online, take your photos, upload them, and get feedback from the instructor as well as other students, all within the same day!
Whether I decide to sign up for a course or just read lots of photography books and blogs, focus on improving my photographic skills or learning more about using Photoshop Elements (which I’ve been using since 2007, but have barely scratched the surface in terms of what it can do), I’m very excited about what lies ahead, and I hope you’ll come along with me on the journey!