A month ago, I celebrated my last 20ish birthday. Yes, come February next year, if Allah permits I shall turn the big three-O. We had lunch with the family, and dinner with my husband,Ted and my daughter,Mia .And this year, Ted surprises me with a very special birthday gift. It was so totally out of my expectation, well, although the item was in my birthday wish list, just never thought he would actually get it for me. However, I didn’t get it right away.
Just couple of weeks ago, I finally received it. It was a digital SLR camera (a D90)!. Of course, as a newbie to this SLR world, Ted showed me the right way to use it ( no automatic, manuals all the way!), the aperture, the shutter speed and what nots. Still, I need to put extra efforts and lotsa practice to be at least half as good as him.
And so, last Sunday in order to further improve this new skills, I got myself sign-up to this workshop, specially held for D90 owners. Little did I know, the class was for the Intermediate-Advance students. Oh well! At least I get to mingle with the Pros and seeks their tips/advice. Of course, making new friends too.(went all alone by myself, Ted took care of Mia)
The first task assigned to us was to shoot models. Boy, was I mengelabah. Luckily, I still manage to recall( me being the forgetful preggers!) Ted’s useful tips. Long story short, I present you my very first model shoot!
But ah, the actual scene was like this! It wasn’t easy for me to squeeze in between all these Pros photographers. Berebut-rebut! aiyaah I know lah the models (there’s three btw) are so pweety (and damn skinny!).
The day was scorching HOT! that by the end of the day, I was sweating like a pig! But it was fun looking at both the models and photographers doing their thang. Macam-macam gaya. The afternoon session ( yes, it was a whole day workshop), gets MORE fun! Reasonbeing, one of the extra special feature of this D90 is the Video function. And in this class, they gave out great ideas and samples of other video that was taken by a D90. To my surprise, it doesn’t look like a typical handy cam video quality, more of like a advert,high quality video presentation. Then again, with the power of superlenses (still learning abt those) anyone can produce as equally great videos too! This great feature has makes our (my)life easier in a sense after taking still photos, I can later video it and turn into a story. Now that’s ice cool! ;P In fact, I’ve taken quite a few videos of Mia (whoelse lah the protagonist), which I feel like turning it into an interesting so called ‘movie’! aHAH!
Anyhow, I shall continue this new skills with lotsa reading up, practice and pestering the husband to teach me! That’s the short-cut way.heh. Lucks to me!