I remember the very first photos I took with my new (to me) Canon Rebel XSi as if it were yesterday. I shot them in Auto and was blown away by the clarity and vibrance of the images in my little playback screen. My beginner's luck encouraged me to treat my DSLR as little more than a point-and-shoot and, many happy accidents later, I am still doing so - for the most part.
I occasionally experiment with different settings but I cannot claim to truly understand how I arrive at the photos deemed good enough to grace this blog.
A few days ago, I took a plunge I've been meaning to for months. I bought Photo 101 by Nicole Hill Gerulat and - before I could talk myself out of it - I plunged further still. I signed up for her online Tabletop Photography class which begins this Monday.
The course lasts 4 weeks and I am expected to submit homework on Sundays. Just think - in a month you, dear reader, could go from murmurs of appreciation to coos of absolute pleasure!