Remember how I told you all about Beyond Snapshots? Well, I’m halfway through the class, and I am loving the new confidence I have with my camera! I’ve had my Canon T2i on manual for over 2 weeks now, and I finally had an AHA! moment last week about the exposure triangle. NOW, it makes sense. I read and read and looked at charts and tutorials, but it never really *clicked* until I just put my camera in manual and made myself take a lot of pictures.
I had to show off a little for you today. I’m not saying I’m anywhere near perfect. I haven’t even begun to grasp post processing, so these are straight-out-of-camera in the truest form. But, these were all shot on manual! So, for that little victory, I celebrate.
Now that I feel comfortable navigating the settings on my camera, I can’t wait to dive into post processing! We’re just learning about it now in class. I’m trying out a Lightroom free trial, but I’m wondering what programs others use and love. Keep in mind, I have no ambition of becoming a professional, so I don’t think I need Photoshop, but I’m interested in hearing people’s thoughts on Photoshop Elements vs. Lightroom. Do you have either one? Love it, hate it?