February 14, 2014

Nora and Photo 101

For Christmas, my offspring gave me eight weeks of an online photography course - Nicole's Classes: Photo 101.

I have a great camera but I have always used auto mode, doing "point and shoot" multiple times until I get a decent photo. No more! Now I shoot in manual, RAW files, and adjust the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focal point for each picture.

I found the Week One of the course very difficult. There is a steep learning curve. Between that and the brutally cold and messy weather, I found it hard to stay outside long enough, and to juggle the different settings correctly to get enough photographs to submit for homework. They were rather dreadful but I know I will improve over time.

One of the assignments was to follow someone and record their day in photos. Naturally, I chose our gorgeous Nora Bedora. I edited a few of these photos for the blog but they cannot be edited when submitted as homework.

This is a typical Saturday in the life of Nora The Dog:

The day begins with a trip to Lietash Farm in South Rawdon for her Agility class.

passing the chicken house on the way to the barn.

Then an hour of working through the course.

Back home for a rest.

Then a game of Frisbee in the back yard.
(It was sooooooooo cold but Nora didn't mind!)

A snowy face post game.

Saturday night is, of course, party time.

And later in the evening - a quiet time, chewing her favourite deer antler before bed.

Week Two photos are somewhat better shot (no editing here):


movita's sister said...

Well done, Rosie Bedora!

movita beaucoup said...

Dude! I can see the progression! I'm so glad we'll be able to talk shop...

Melissa said...

What progress you've already made. And, moving shots with Ms. Nora--not easy!