Monday, March 29, 2010

Viewfinder Center for Photography

Found. Great photography classes in English! We took a phenomenal "DSLR Photography for Beginners" course over at the Viewfinder Center here in Zurich this past weekend. I think we both had the normal apprehensions about how much we would really get out of the class, especially with Josh being at more of an intermediate level. Would it be more talky, talky with no real application value? Would I feel bogged down with terms and still feel like I didn't have a good grasp on where to go from here? Would seven hours of photo talk sing me right to sleep?

The class was a good combination of informal lecture and hands-on practice. We both left feeling invigorated and empowered...chomping at the bit to take more pictures and try out our newly acquired skills. The instructor, Bryon Paul McCartney (gotta love the name), hands down knows what he is talking about and his passion for the subject is evident. Big photo geek for sure.

This is how good it was. After being in class all day, we got home and immediately pulled out our laptops. Josh started our search for the perfect tripod. Who knew they could be that expensive? Gotta remember most hobbies aren't cheap. And, I got signed up and started playing with my free trial of Aperture. My lack of photo editing ability is going to get better. I see bright and vibrant colors in my future.

Also, on my list of things to purchase and play with...
Lensbaby The Composer for Canon EF mount Digital SLR Cameras
Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects

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