Budding Photographer

Hey! It’s a post that isn’t a recipe! Wow! Finally!

If you’ve read the About section of this blog, you know I’m a scrapbooker. As such, I follow several scrapbooking blogs. In early December, the Creating Keepsakes blog had a random drawing for a free pass to Katrina Kennedy’s online class, Capture Your Holidays Through the Lens, at Get it Scrapped. By an incredible stroke of luck, I WON! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to begin. The class was designed for both point and shoot and DSLR cameras, so I figured I’d be good to go with my DSC-H9. For the most part, I was – although I’m entirely in want of a DSLR now.  But, I think that investment will have to wait a bit. Meanwhile, Katrina is such a fantastic teacher that in just two weeks (7 lessons), I’m completely off auto settings and using the manual settings on my camera now. I thought it’d be much harder to learn that it was. I know there’s still much to learn, but I think I’m off to a good start.

The first lesson of the class was titled Lights. This focused on holiday lights indoors. Here are some of my favorite shots:

Tink With Bokeh'd Lights
Tink With Bokeh'd Lights
Tink With Starbursts
Tink With Starbursts

The other lessons were titled Trees, Ornaments, Presents, Food, Outside (lights and snow), and Christmas Morning. You can find the best of the bunch on my brand-spanking-new Flickr Photostream – Capture Your Holidays set of photos.

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