yesterday, i mentioned that my inspiration board had a few items to inspire photography projects. one thing i've been working on a lot lately is trying to take better pictures. i got the great camera, and now i want to be able to conquer all those buttons and dials! i'm just finishing up with a class called oh shoot! on jessicasprague.com that has been really informative. one class lesson fell during mardi gras week when we went to disney and universal/harry potter world, and it was fun to put the things i was learning to the test.
these pictures of the girls were assignments for a lesson on using the aperture priority setting and getting that blurred background when desired. waiting for rides and trams provided plenty of time to practice this concept. it helps that the girls are always willing subjects! and the sass is such a fun added bonus, don't you think?
i'd already been on expedition everest several times, but the girls hadn't had enough yet, so while they did the single rider thing again and again, i was able to take some time to practice shutter speed priority from an earlier lesson, setting the shutter speed to get blurred motion and again, for frozen motion. i even got a few of them that i can zoom in on to see the girls' faces! i've learned so much. while "picture perfect" is really a constantly moving target, i think i'm making great progress and having fun trying to get close!