I haven't told you all about it, but recently I had the opportunity to take a one-day photography class with esteemed Adirondack photographer Carl Heilman. His photos are widely published and we are lucky to have him live in our neck of the woods. I took his class at the Adirondack Folk School, and learned about things like hyperfocus (I have done photography for years and neve had heard of this), and got a handle on some more of of my camera settings. Now my next step is to learn to use photoshop! (No, none of my photos has been edited in Photoshop. It has been on my computer just one day and I don't know where to start!)
Problem is, pretty much everything Carl taught was dependent on patience (I have none) and putting your camera on a tripod to use the smallest aperture for the greatest depth of field. But you can't put a kayak in a tripod, so I'm dependent on hand-holding the camera and adjusting the ISO to get the exposure I want. But I learned a lot from Carl, and I look forward to "Getting Perfect Pictures Every Time", which was the title of his wonderful class.
Meanwhile, enjoy my photos of my day, and stay tuned, as I have some more art-related posts coming soon, with a great museum trip planned in a few days, a Project Runway-related project almost complete, and much much more. Don't give up on me; I promise there will be art lessons coming soon too, as I prepare to teach 3 workshops at my state conference in 3 weeks.