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Almost 3 years ago, I got a new camera for Christmas. I did a little research and decided on the Nikon D5100. A friend of mine already had one, and her photos always turn out beautifully.  I’ve always taken a lot of pictures.  Hubby gave me a Fuji digital camera before study abroad, and we both got a lot of use out of it.  You can look around our home and tell that 1) we LOVE to travel and 2) we LOVE to take pictures of all the places we’ve been.  I was ready for the upgrade but was at a loss at where to start learning about photography.

Funny story:  Hubby and I actually met working at a photography studio during high school.  We were two years apart in school, so we probably wouldn’t have crossed paths otherwise.  Thanks, Russell!

While I can help you pick out a great portrait, and I think we’ve been lucky to get some great shots over the years along our travels, I couldn’t tell you a thing about photography techniques.  I came across a Groupon shortly after Christmas for a local photography workshop.  I vaguely remembered reading on a friend’s blog about the same workshop.  I decided to chance it.

I ventured down to Little Five Points with a friend for our introduction to DSLR.  I have to say, it was well worth the time and the money.  I really should take a refresher class now that I’ve had some time to play with my camera on my own.  I now know to play with settings to get a specific result, but I would love to be able to know which setting to use instantly without having to go through the trial-and-error process.  Here are some shots from the day:

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Seventh Bucket List Item: Take a photography class.  Check.

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