Last night we began the new Tosti 101 beginner photo class taught by yours truly. We talked a little ISO, a little aperture, a little shutter speed, a little metering, and a little bit about where to find your cameras on/off button. We talked about why we take photographs, why it matters, and why we all love photography. I love photography because it allows me to create both the true document and the surreal. to interact with humans, ( I LOVE PEOPLE), and create in always changing environments. Maybe that was too much. The 101ers said they just want to know how there expensive camera works and take a good photo of their kids. I hear that.
The class is small, it’s fun, it’s not a party, but pretty sweet for a total beginner’s class. Every time I teach this class, I get excited to witness that moment where it “clicks” for the 101ers. It’s that “AH HA” moment. Last nights facial expressions weren’t quite “AH HA” they were a little more, ”AH-HUH???” But it’s gonna hit’em and when it does, I’ll be there, stoked! Here’s me, talking about aperture…..nerd.