A brilliant man once said that “practice makes perfect”. And just because I happen to sporadically adore travel and photography, I have personally asked my mom to let me go to Iligan after Jen spilled the Photography 101 info. So here’s my attempt at doing some “constant practice”. Buckle your seatbelts, amateur photographers! Coz’ this is where amateurism and professionalism spells a big difference.
Lasted for about 4 hours, Photography 101 was about the basics. It was hosted by the Iligan Bloggers’ Society (IBS), in commemoration of the month of May being hailed as Iligan Bloggers’ Month.
(This is just a dynamic head-start for me, isn’t it?)
The IBS did a spectacular job in signing up the remarkable Bobby Timonera as the resource person. Additionally, Sir Bobby also did an impressive approach in coaching photography novices the three basic camera controls: Focusing, Aperture and Shutter Speed.
The rest follows: topics ranging from exposure, histogram, flash photography, ISO, metering, exposure modes and what specific lenses to use in varying situations. (Photo of me above by Revie)
As a photojournalist himself, Sir Bobby conveyed his expertise by showing his works. The photos were masterpieces (yes, they are), and his counsel surely did pave a way to great visions for these amateurs. (Now I’m a thousand percent sure! Without a doubt, I am pursuing photography.)
"Do not use full manual mode in all your shooting activities for you will miss the subject or the moments you need to capture." That’s a first-class advice to remember, Sir Bobby!
With the president of IBS, the ever bubbly Ate Xyza (right), and of course with Sir Bobby (left) after the seminar! Dope.
(Photo by Pat Noel) So to all aspiring (or frustrated) photographers out there: experiment, experiment! “There is no added cost in digital photography, just extra effort needed.” ― BOBBY TIMONERA