Sunday, February 28, 2010

Digi Moms Workshops by Garrett Delph

I had the pleasure of attending/helping out at a workshop in Solana Beach presented by a photographer named Garrett Delph. He had the wonderful idea of creating a class designed to help parents better understand how to use their cameras and how to take better pictures of their kids. What a wonderful concept! I know so many people who wanted to take great pictures of their kids to preserves memories and bought fancy cameras to do it with, thinking that was the key. They have since realized that it doesn't really matter what kind of camera you have if you don't know how to put it to proper use.

This workshop was such a fun experience! It was a small gathering of women who were all eager to master their tools. It was a joy to see the light bulbs turn on in their heads as Garrett taught them about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, composition, and lighting. Although I understand these concepts, it was a nice refresher course for me and I was also able to answer some questions for the other ladies if Garrett was busy helping someone else when they needed him.

I was so grateful that Garrett let me be part of this workshop and I look forward to becoming more involved in the future! If you are interested in signing up for a Digi Moms Workshop, click here to check out the Digi Mom's Facebook page! Hope to see you at the next meeting!

Garrett's Studio in Solana Beach
Our fearless leader
The "tools"

Part two of the workshop involved a live photo shoot with an adorable model named Sophie.
And then everyone practiced shooting each other.
We also got to try shooting with different lenses. The image on the left was taken with a 50mm lens at f/1.2 and a lens extension, the image on the right with a 16-35mm wide angle lens.

I encourage anyone and everyone who would like to learn how to use their dSLRs better to sign up for this workshop! It's a real treat and I don't think one single person regretted being there one bit!

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