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Monday, February 3, 2014

{Photography 101}

Since starting Brunch N' Cupcakes almost 4 years ago, my interest in photography and photos has grown immensely.  Most days, I would find myself pining over beautiful images of food, secretly wishing that my photos could look that amazing!  And when Derek gave me my very first DSLR camera for Christmas, I was overjoyed and knew I needed to learn everything there was to know about this new gadget!

Well, learning how to take the most beautiful pictures has begun!  I signed up for a photography 101 class, and this past Saturday was my first of two 4 hour long photography classes!  I scribbled down notes, asked questions and tried my hardest to remember everything our instructor was telling us.

 I came out of this first class with 4+ pages of notes different camera settings, a new camera lens and the urge to go practice all the new camera techniques I had learned that day!   I  purchased the Canon EF 50MM f/1.8 II lens right after class, because our instructor not only highly recommended this particular lens but also because this lens would allow me to get up close and personal with my food while providing that nice  blurred background I am looking for!  In other words this lens would help my food be the main focal point in my photographs!  

You better believe that the minute I got home I was testing out this new lens and my new camera techniques.  Hence the many flower pictures.  I was amazed at how my images turned out just by knowing a few basic camera techniques, not to mention editing seemed like a breeze! Hopefully by time the second class concludes I will be turning out amazing photos, Stay Tuned!

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