I’ve been attempting to learn my fancy camera (a Nikon D90) since My Girl’s birth nearly two years ago. I’d get on a roll learning a few things then not pick up the camera for a few weeks and forget everything I absorbed. Technical terms are not my specialty, and I was really struggling trying to remember the concepts of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Realizing not much was happening on my own, I sought out a photography class here in Nashville.
Enter The Nashville Photography Class. Cleverly named, don’t you think?
I took the Camera Basics class, which went over the basics I had read about over and over again. But hearing someone explain it and physically going over it with my camera in hand was a total game changer. And just last week I was a part of the Lighting & Posing class – which included actual portrait sessions! We photographed a young couple then a young family with two year old twins. Capturing twinkie toddlers was a bit of a struggle for me, and there aren’t many pictures to write home about. But I did grab a few of the couple that I really like. And that I really learned from. Like that I really, really like a tilted shot (evidenced in picture one and two below). And that I really need to reel that in. But also that I really enjoy photographing people and capturing moments. And right now I’m learning that I really like to use the word “really.”
There is still so much to learn, but I really feel confident in the groundwork I have established in the past month with these two classes. If you’re in the Nashville area and looking to dig more into photography, I’d highly recommend the wonderfully named Whitney at The Nashville Photography Class!