Saturday, August 2, 2008

Mamarazzi School, Day One

Today was the first day of the two day Mamarazzi School workshop in Orange County. We learned how to shoot in manual mode, spent a lot of time taking pictures of a giant stuffed tiger, and spent some time shooting our host's son's pictures. I am reserving my final judgment of the workshop for tomorrow when we're all done. So far, though, it has been a lot of review, but I was a total rookie when I signed up for the workshop back in January/February. I have since learned how to shoot in manual mode, as well as other tricks of the trade. Still, I have picked up some cool skills that I might not have otherwise.

I've decided to save my pictures of Tyler (our adorable nine-month-old model) until tomorrow, but here are some I took today of random things.

I took a gazillion pictures of this stuffed tiger.

This is probably one of my favorite pictures that I've ever taken. I don't know, I just like it.

A very overexposed flower, but sometimes it's the way to go.

Sarah (the photographer leading the workshop) taught a few of us how to use our 50mm f/1.8 lenses as macro lenses. Seriously awesome stuff. I heard about this technique months back but couldn't figure out how to do it. But now I know (and knowing is half the battle).

Anyway, here are a few pictures I took using that technique. The blur doesn't bother me one bit; I think they look great.

Once I got home, I decided to try it on a certain cat's paw. It worked!

I'll be back tomorrow with a full review, as well as more photos!


A Walk In My Shoes said...

Sounds like it's going pretty good so far! I can't wait to hear a full review and see pictures of the child there!

Valerie said...

Oh I especially like the rose macro shot! See ya tomorrow!

Nanette said...

Love them all! Man, I really need to learn how to use my camera. I was going to sign up for a one-day workshop in Santa Monica, but the weekend was no good for me. :(

Erika said...


sounds like good fun.....:)

ssinca said...

I smell a new career for you. seriously, those are amazing - you are really talented!

Crazy Daisy said...

Sounds like so much fun! I'm excited to hear the full review!

amber said...

looks like you need a more advanced workshop for next time :)

there are some really great pictures there.