Oct 19, 2009

Nicole Hill Photo Class and the Results

On Saturday I took a class from Nicole Hill (Photography 101). It was an all day class from 9-4 where we learned a lot about how to shoot manually and also learned lighting techniques and a few other things. Nicole is an amazing photographer and was an awesome teacher and very nice and down to earth.
I can't believe how much I learned! She explained things so well and made everything I have learned and that I learned from her just come together and make sense! I am so happy I was able to do it.
Trey and Allie got to have a daddy-daughter day and they had fun. They went down to Grandma and Grandpa's and also went to some friends' to watch the BYU game. I met up with them there after my class and got to watch the last half of the game.
I took these pics of Allie on Sunday after church. I can't believe how much my pictures have improved since taking the class! I really couldn't be happier about it.
It was hard to get a good one of Allie because she is so active and won't look at me anymore. I have been having some focusing issues lately because my Nikon D100 has a pretty bad lens on it and it is a harder camera to focus than most. I am hoping to get a new lens soon, once I know what I want, and get the hang of focusing on my camera.

All I did to these pics was sharpen them a little. There are just a couple I lightened, but the exposure and coloring looked great on all of them right out of the camera! That doesn't happen often for me!

I am excited to keep refining my skills and eventually be the photographer I want to be!
No, my husband doesn't wear jerseys...just on game days :)


Danielle said...

Wow, great photos! Your daughter is beautiful as well :)

Fister Family said...

Those look great! Allie is getting so big:) I really want to take a photography class too. I get so annoyed with fuzzy pics, but I know it is usually me not doing the right settings. I have a lot to learn about how to use my camera.

Alicia said...

Your very talented!!!! And Allie is so big! She looks so tall and old in her cute little self!

Ceci and Steven said...

Jess, the one where she's laughing hard is my fav. Cute little one!! and so fun with all the leaves...Love the fall time!

nicole hill gerulat said...

beautiful job!