Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fourth of July.

Instead of a sky full of bursts exploding in one session, we enjoyed a long stream of singular pops throughout the night. Earlier in the day I had read a post by my Photography teacher, Wanda Kersey, on the Adult Class Facebook Group. Michael mentioned taking photographs, so after we had finished dinner, I set up the camera to try some of her tips.

I didn't take a lot of photos, but here is one that I felt accomplished what I set out to do. I also took some video and used my new tripod head.




Photos take thought to set up and it is satisfying to get just the right shot. Video gives me a more in the moment sense of satisfaction. The sound of the air and commotion from the freeway below all take me back to that night.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

FUNdamentals of Photography in Castro Valley

http://nightandrei.tumblr.com/post/141346425660/final-shoot-with-the-castro-valley-adult-education


I am so glad I signed up for this Thursday night class in the local Adult Education school. Wanda Kersey teaches the class and has been doing photography her whole life. She has also lived in the area since she was small, so she shared some beautiful places to photography all within a mile or two from the school!

This class was a much needed break from work and home worries. I am more comfortable with my camera and know that I have improved so much from the first class!