I started my photography class at JALC last night. The instructor has over 35 years experience in photography/teaching which I was happy to hear. I think the first class was a little overwhelming to most in there. I thought I was going to look like an idiot and everyone else in the class would know a lot more about their camera and taking pics than I would....not so, we're all beginners.
The only thing that I can see that would make the class better is if we'd separate into camera mfg. A Nikon and Cannon aren't the same camera. I'm not going to get into which is better (I own a Nikon though!!), just the simple fact that there are soooo many differences between the mechanics of the two brands and for true beginners which we all are it would be helpful if I could ask more pointed questions on my specific camera.
I'll have to remember to bring the manual to the next class so that I can look up things specific to my camera as we go along. Knowing what a button does and making it do it aren't really the same concept at all. I did learn what a button on my camera was last night that I can't wait to read about and try out, had I know what it was I would have been using in my still shot pics of Arielle.
I wish we meet more than once a week!!!
FYI - I noticed on JALC's website yesterday that if you're over 60 you get to take the ACE classes for FREE. So I signed my father up for a class at the DuQuoin extension.....it's free, why not.