darkness, the cold, the wind and the rain!!!
Luck would have it, the weather all weekend was shot. Yes - I went to the beach for the weekend and never got outside to enjoy it! But, I know how to make lemonade out of lemons! I enjoyed the relaxation, watched a few movies and stole me some "ME" time. The few photos I did take were from the balcony and are all a perfect memory of a weekend well spent....
Many lessons were learned on Saturday at the workshop, but the following are my favorite take aways:
1. If you don't have a grey card to take a white balance reading, you can use the palm of your hand. Your palm is 1 stop over a grey card. Give it a try, it works great!
2. The more megapixels your camera has will not make you a better photographer. It will only magnify your short comings if you are still an ameature. This comment was actually a confirmation to what I had been telling myself. While I would like to - I will not upgrade my current camera until I feel I've become a better photograper.
3. Perfect Picture School of Photography not only offers great online classes, but also an email newsletter with great links to quick tip videos by Bryan and other great professional photographers from his site.
4. Creativity is a combination of many things and a tremendous amount of curiosity. If there's one thing I know about myself, it's that I am curious and only by continuing to be curious will I become better. I used this same concept in my jewelry making. I would try anything once, it only made me a better artist.