In January 2009, Chase bought me my very first canon rebel camera. I had absolutely no clue what all the buttons and numbers meant…. I read the manual, watched youtube videos, and took many a note. Chase, being the engineer he is, couldn’t quite explain in “normal terms” what it all meant either! (bless his heart) People told me, wow that’s a nice camera, I bet it takes great pictures…. um… no, because the person who was operating the camera (being me) had no idea how to use it! Chase is a numbers man, I am extremely visual…. so when I found that a local photographer was going to have a workshop, I jumped on it like a kid on a trampoline.
On July 11, 2009, I attended a workshop with Authentic Photography. Darla Hall was an extremely helpful, knowledgeable photographer, and taught the class very well. It was a hands-on workshop, simple, but helpful in so many ways. Little did I know this would be the start of something wonderful… Green Tree =)
Chase and I get people asking us questions all the time about their cameras, what does iso and aperture mean, lighting questions, posing, etc. We want to help you with this! We want to teach you the basics on how to use your camera, and to overcome the sin of putting your camera in AUTO mode. We will discuss posing, lighting, and basic camera settings. If we have enough people that are interested in attending, we will get this ball rolling, and start a workshop for you. Could this be for YOU?
Leave us a comment telling us where you are from and what you would like to learn from Green Tree. It will take place in Huntsville, AL/Harvest, AL, and we plan for it to include goodies, treats, lots of insightful material, and a glimpse into what we do. Below are a few images from my Authentic Photography workshop =)
What was I thinking in the above center image, she has a pole growing out of her head!?
The left image is sooo out of focus it’s not even funny…. apparently the chair was more important.
The image on the right needs a little less depth of field, it’s a bit “grassy”
Darla, from Authentic Photography fixing Andrea’s dress.
Andrea is wondering why I am getting the houses and weeds in the background…. “what are you thinking, Jan!?”
I DID manage to get one pretty image to carry away from the workshop…. looking back I had nooo clue what I was doing. I had learned the basics, but had a ton of things to learn for the style and imagery I wanted to create. We are a work in progress, as all artists are. We don’t claim to be the best, but try our best everyday with constant education, practice, and a love for what we do. We are dedicated to give our clients the BEST, and a high quality product!