Friday, July 29, 2011

a million different settings

That's what my camera is capable of however, I mainly shoot in the auto and the "no flash" settings.

To learn more about SLR basics I attended a workshop last weekend.

Now, I've been told about the basics of my camera before by my husband who knows a lot about SLRs and has taken classes for work.

But, I think I needed to learn from someone (like Jen) whose aim was more in line with mine e.g., to make things -- like my Little Wickies -- look pretty and fun.

That's not really my husband's goal when he takes pictures for work.

The workshop set up was ridiculously cute (if you follow Ruby and Danni's blogs this is not a big surprise).

Not my best shot of the day, but these were our lunches, and I had to show you.

The food and goodies were as good as they looked.

I know I ate way too many macarons which were really, really good.

Outside of what the hosts brought for us to take pictures of, the location itself was really beautiful.

The old craftsman house was super cool. I have a penchant for wrap-around porches. If I had one, I would paint its ceiling just like this one.

And, of course the goody bags were fun inside and out.

Among the goodies, I'm loving my new camera straps from iMo and knitty bitty (yes, two - I had decide which one to put on first!)

More pictures here, here and here.

To more pretty pictures in "M" mode!


ricebabies said...

Ohhh, pretty. Learning to use your camera is important. I see so many people using their DSLR in auto modes...that's just an overpriced point and click. ha ha Then they try and mask it filters.

Good job.

Kira said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - your pics look great! Your colors look so much more vibrant than mine.. I must be doing something wrong.. Your blog is so cute, I'm excited to follow! Nice meeting you!

miyo b. said...

Great pictures Wicks! Hopefully I'll be able to attend the next workshop(if she has one).

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

becky! such a lovely roundup. i loved meeting you and i'm hoping we cross paths again in the future. your family is precious!!!

jen@odbt said...

What a fun workshop! Care to share any tips?

jozen said...

lovely photos! i just had a friend show me the basics, but like you, i think that i need someone, who takes photos for the same purpose as me to sit down and show me.

dana said...

how fun! I'm so jealous you hung out with rubyellen. fun! And your pictures look beautiful. Congrats!

Becky said...

Jen, hmmm... the tip I found most useful so far is what she told us about the order in which to start your settings. To start with ISO, and then figure out shutter speed and F-stop in that order.