We signed up for a photography class at The Ansel Adams Gallery this afternoon. We hadn't planned on it, but after the rave reviews Rudy and Debbie gave it, we decided we'd do it.
Jim uses a Nikon DSLR and I have a Canon point and shoot (thanks Susan A.!) The class goes over digital photography fundamentals.
Ansel Adams would come to Yosemite often. While in Yosemite, he had frequent contact with the Best family, owners of Best's Studio, who allowed him to practice on their old square piano. He later married their daughter in the studio. and The family still owns the house in which the gallery is located.
Who wouldn't want to take a photography lesson here! Kirk, our instructor, was wonderful.
We learned how to read the histogram on our cameras, how to correct a picture that is underexposed or overexposed, and how to compose a picture.
This was my attempt of speeding my shutter size. This Columbine was blowing in the wind.
We were on to our next lesson. Kirk led our group of 5 to different parts of Buck's Field where he taught us about our cameras. I had no idea my camera had so many functions.
Here's my Ansel Adams attempt.
We also tried catching the Upper Yosemite Falls in action by speeding up our shudder speed.
The class was a wonderful experience. We both learned so much in the four hours of instruction. Now, we have to get out there and practice. :)
Location:Yosemite National Park