My sister decided to take the class also so I will have someone with whom to continue the learning. We started at Mieko's house at 9:00 am where she gave us a handout of what she would be presenting and also a little slide show. Then we drove to a local bird sanctuary to practice. There were four "students" so it was really hands on. The other two were a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law team ... totally a family affair.
After about 90 minutes there, shooting the other four members in four kinds of lighting as well as landscape and macro shots, we headed to the beach and practiced fitting the "S" curve into our composition. She is an amazing teacher ... she has all of the information and teaches with pleasant hands-on experiences ... and TONS of patience. I had AHA moments every five minutes.
Then we went to lunch to take photos of our food (one of my favorite things to do) as well as learn how to use an app she showed us. FABULOUS!! With the people shots we learned how to take their faces out from the shadowing when the sun was behind me. Amazing
Check out the before and after of a reflection photo.
Gosh I'm not going to be getting any housework done for a few days!!
P.S. The daughter-in-law turns out to be a healthy eating coach and cooking instructor so next week I'm taking her class! Vegan!!