I was pretty nervous in the beginning. I was worried I wouldn’t understand the assignments or even how to upload them. I am definitely not a techie. However, the emphasis here wasn’t going to be about the technical aspects as much as it was going to be about beginning to define our own vision regarding the essence of the horse.
All that was needed for the class was a DLSR camera and some version of Photoshop. I bought PS Elements 9 from Amazon and I was set to go.
I didn’t turn out to be the star of the class. I also wasn’t a total bust. I didn’t get a photo that I thought worthy of printing and framing as fine art, but I did get an idea of where to begin my photography education which I intend to follow up on. I am planning to take some of those technical classes to help me better understand the capabilities of my camera. I’m also planning to take some classes in photo shop. I’ve developed a better understanding of what fine art photography is. The class was well worth the money and the time I’ve spent on it.
Although the actual goal of using photo shop was to take a good photo and then enhance it with photo shop techniques, I did learn how to make an interesting sort of photo out of what most would consider a real dud. Here are a few examples.
The website for the class is www.learntotakephotos.com