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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back to School - sort of...

For Christmas, my sweetheart of a hubby enrolled me in an online photography class being taught by professional photographer, Maggie Holmes. Here on her blog, she offers beginners and advanced photographer workshops as well as actions. She has been terrific and I'm hopeful I can finally learn to shoot fully manual with my camera.
Anyway, I'd like to share with you some shots I took for part of my assignment this week.
I think they are pretty cute. Good news is, you too can freeze your subjects in mid-air! If your camera comes with a "sports mode" (often shown as a running figure on one of the dials of your camera), you just have to switch it to that symbol. Don't save it just for sports photos, either!
Here is an older photo, but one of my favorites:

This mode will also freeze water in mid-air:
Even a photo such as this could be shot in sports mode:So go catch some action. And happy shooting!


  1. Very cool! Both the gift of classes, and the shots! I do indeed have a sports mode, and I should probably just keep it set on that, right? :) Love the jump-rope shots...

  2. That is awesome! Love the action shots! One of these days I am going to take an online class so I can learn my DSLR better:-) Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see more of what you learn!

  3. Yay! Now we can learn a thing or two from you!
    You can never know too much! Thanks for sharing. Maybe this will get you back to blogging again...missed you! I love the action shots and the frozen water!!
    Thanks for your recent visit with me :)

  4. i would love to take a class. let me know who you love it,great shots you have here!

  5. Wow...great shots! I too am taking a photo class...gosh, so much to learn. Love the action you captured!

  6. Adorable, especially the second shot with her little tongue sticking out -- too cute! :)

  7. Great shots! LOVE the swing one :) Thanks for your kind words.....I need them!

  8. Your shots are great. I love maggie! Congrats on learning on to shoot manual...Thanks for visiting my blog...


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