I'm now at a place, because of this class, where I know my weakness and strengths, but most importantly what to do to improve my weaknesses. So valuable! I'm so comfortable shooting in manual now and know what to do w/ ISO, white balance, etc. I've learned how to see and think with my camera. I love photos that evoke emotion and with my final project I shoot portraits of my 4H class (11 kids, 10 done, one more to go). Fair is next week! We'll hang the portraits at the barn. I could never have done this work without this class. Thank you, Carien! I made a few moms cry.
This is a shot of JJ and her horse Meg. They are very close which you can tell the body language. We had stopped shooting because Meg was so thirsty so we gave her break. Some shots aren't planned, and this was an opportunity I couldn't miss. It's been a tough year for JJ. Her dad comes home from Afganistan this month. I can't wait for him to see the photos.