Crazy people, shenanigans and hot glue all par for the course
Posted by Charles Unitas
Erin, our disgruntled stalker
First I want to thank everyone who came out this Sunday for the workshop on the Waterbury green. I know it was a really hot day and I'm sure some of you would rather have been sitting indoors in a nice air conditioned space.
I also want to welcome those newest members whose first time experience with the group was this week end. As nutty as it was with our 'stalker' I can honestly state this is not how our workshops typically progress. Usually they are much milder but with as much fun. As you saw, we have a great bunch of members who are more than willing to share and who really strive to make everyone's experience a pleasant one.
Hopefully everyone walked away with a better understanding of how a camera meters a scene and how you can manipulate it to fine tune your exposure. Understanding how a camera sees light is a tough concept to grasp and not one that you will pick up in one or two workshops. However, you will notice that each time you experiment with the lessons your understanding will take hold and you will build on prior lessons until it finally 'clicks'. When it does, you will think it's the easiest most natural thing in the world and you'll wonder why you never got it before. Trust me, it is a process.
I know for some of you I took you out of your comfort zone and I don't apologize for that. That's my job and hopefully you walked away with some new knowledge. As for you newbies, I know I tossed out a lot of new jargon, some advanced theories and possibly more information than you could wrap your brain around. As I stated above, learning photography is a building process where one lesson builds on a previous one. Keep at it as eventually the puzzle pieces will start coming together.
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