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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

photog skills

Saturday I had the pleasure of walking around Nashville taking photographs and learning some tips for using the manual settings on my Canon Rebel T2i from 2 local experts at the Brick Factory
I have been using my camera since Christmas on mostly the automatic or pre-set controls, so it was really awesome to finally learn and test out the relationship between ISO levels, aperture, and shutter speed... so now I can finally capture the subtle emotions of Doug the Pug... oh and outfits too!
pensive pug
pouting pug
pudgy pug
During the walking photography class I enjoyed taking pictures of the Nashville Symphony fountain...
When did water become SO COOL!?

Downtown Nashville has lots of fun nooks and crannies... lots more exploring to be down!

No clue that these Jonny Cash and Willie Nelson murals existed! So awesome!


Oh, and tourists always abound... haha (I have actually done this and it was awesome... biking & drinking... it must be the pedal tavern!)
Do you have any beginner photography skills? What is your favorite test subject for practicing your photography skills (I think the pug is starting to tire of my using him! ha)
xx
Jessica

29 comments:

  1. Doug is precious!


    And I really need to take my camera out and explore. I have all these resources and things to read but I haven't taken the change to practice yet!

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  2. tiff@thecoffeehouseJune 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    haha. oh the emotions of a pug. too cute! I need a whole lot of practice with my T2i. slowly but surely ... (hopefully).

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  3. those dog pics are adorable!! I have a nice camera but do not know how to use it like I should. I really need to learn!!
    http://forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love the pictures, they came out so well! My husband takes all of my pictures, thank goodness for him! :)


    xo, Yi-chia

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  5. A pedal tavern? How funny! Thanks for the reminder to practice actually using my camera!

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  6. lucky lady to have such a skilled photog just hanging out at your house!
    xx

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  7. I am working on the baby steps system... learning a little more each month! Still pretty overwhelming though
    xx

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  8. All about those baby steps!
    xx

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  9. Thanks! I am on the same page... so much to learn at my finger tips, no clue where to start! This class was my first step toward better camera confidence!
    xx

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  10. looks like a wonderful city! i would love to visit nashville sometime. and its great you are getting to know your camera - i really suggest trying to teach yourself to use the manual setting. it helps a ton, especially when you get home and your photos are funny looking because sometimes the auto settings just don't do the best. i loved getting to know my camera (my first was a canon rebel too!)

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  11. Love the water photos, very impressive! And your pug is absolutely adorable :)

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  12. Nashville is pretty fun... much bigger than my hometown (and pretty much my home state!), so I love finding new places to explore. I am working on the manual settings and getting better everyday. Unfortunately the bf takes my outfit photos... so now I just need to pass along my new knowledge to him!
    xx


    Here&Now

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  13. The pedal tavern is hilarious... you and your friends have to actually all pedal together to go from bar to bar... pretty genius idea actually! I definitely need to get out and practice using my camera on the manual settings in different light... add that to my to-do list!
    xx


    Here&Now

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  14. Amazing photos...The city look great and your dog is so cute:)Great post and blog.Would you like to follow each other?:)

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  15. http://lonenlyday.blogspot.com

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  16. Your pug is the cutest!

    Your photography skills are great :)

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Awww your pug is just too adorable :) Pensive pug is my fave!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  18. such beautiful pictures!! thank you for ur comment my dear, im following u , mind to follow me back and like my facebook page also? :)
    xx
    priyanka
    www.fshn4us.blogspot.in

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  19. ive been wanting to take a photography class for quite some time now, it looks like you are getting pretty good! Ps can that pedal tavern bike it's way to Raleigh!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  20. Hi Jessica! I just stumbled upon your page today, and as soon as I saw the alliteration in your "about" blurb, I knew I loved you :-)! Ha! Such gorgeous photos here. Love the fountain ones especially. I'm currently saving up for a new DSLR camera, and would love to take a hands on class like the one you described. Oh, and that biking pub?! I died! (and kind of wanted to try it). Happy Wednesday!

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  21. This dog is so cute :) I'm following you now :)
    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  22. Loooove Doug the Pug pics! These are amazing! I've been DYING to get my hands on a DSLR. Just not in the budget at the moment. Great images girl!

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  23. awwwwww puppy <3


    http://asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love photographing animals because they are such a challenge! they move around so quickly with so much spontaneity.  

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  25. 7TwentySomethingsJune 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    HAHA I have seen that pedal bike pub some where... and those pictures of your dog are so dang cute!!!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  26. Nashville has so many fun places to explore! Next time we come back we have lots more to see!! :)

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  27. Nice photos!
    Why not submit some of your works to a monthly photo contest? Showcasing your works and hearing people appreciate it is just as rewarding as winning a photography award. :)

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