Hey! Itâ€™s a post that isnâ€™t a recipe! Wow! Finally!
If youâ€™ve read the About section of this blog, you know Iâ€™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 Kennedyâ€™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 couldnâ€™t wait to begin. The class was designed for both point and shoot and DSLR cameras, so I figured Iâ€™d be good to go with my DSC-H9. For the most part, I was – although Iâ€™m entirely in want of a DSLR now.Â 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), Iâ€™m completely off auto settings and using the manual settings on my camera now. I thought itâ€™d be much harder to learn that it was. I know thereâ€™s still much to learn, but I think Iâ€™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:
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.