Wednesday, January 8, 2014

'learn to see it' - photography class

I started a new photography class this week, 'Learn to see it... from shoot to print'. It's an online course with the very talented Lisa @ 'The Long Road to China'. It's 11 weeks long, with a new assignment each week.

I think this happens to me every winter, I get bored with my current set of skills and really want to push myself further during these long cold winter months. Our first project, to introduce ourselves to our classmates and kinda get to know one another better, was to take a series of photos with the theme: 'My Style'.

Now, I've never really thought about it before... having a style. But when I think back on all the photos I've taken, I guess I lean to the side of lifestyle photography. I love capturing the real life moments of my two girls. And I especially love it when my pictures tell a story. My favourite is to shoot with natural light, and I love lots of it, because generally my aperture is wide open! Which is sometimes not a good thing, because I do lose some sharpness and focus in the process. But that's what this class is for, to help me and push me further. So if you see a lot of photos appearing over the next 11 weeks, you'll know why!

Since the weather outside isn't cooperating, I decided to take a few indoor pictures for 'My Style'. Nothing fancy, just my little Phebster eating lunch!

Phebster! Phebster! Phebster!


  1. Yay!!! I'm so excited to be able to see your images as you go about your class. I really should invest in such a class soon! However, I'll be pushing my skills with a new lens very soon: my hubby ordered a tilt-shift lens for me for Christmas! Apparently they are a bit tricky to learn to use but I love the effect they can create.

    Enjoy your class!

  2. You definitely have your own style! And I think your photos are always beautiful and crisp.

  3. Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous! I would love to know what lens and camera you use (as well as settings if you feel like sharing;) So hoping to become a better photographer this year myself, and Lisa is so amazing! Have fun!

  4. Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous!!! I would love to know what lens and camera you use (as well as settings if you feel like sharing ;) Hoping to improve my photography skills this year too. Your photos are so wonderful already, and Lisa is amazing! Have fun! I can't wait to see more :)

    1. Sara - I have a Canon 5d mark ll and for these pictures I was using my 85mm. I have a few lenses. If you click on any of my photos on the blog, you will be taken to my flickr page. On that page there is a link for "EXIF info", in there you will find the settings I used when taking the photo, the lens, etc.
      Hope this helps.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing Kelly! Your photography is gorgeous!
    Sara :)