Monday, January 10, 2011

Playing with my New Toy

The only thing I really wanted for Christmas (besides kitchen, gardening, and goat stuff which my husband refuses to buy as a present) was editing software for photography. So I asked my friend at church/ photographer extraordinar Samantha which program was the best for beginning and she suggested this one. Thank you Samantha! fun stuff. But considering I am unable to just wing it and learn as I go I decided to buy a book:

I have realized after so many years that I cannot just pick up a book and learn without reading it over and over again. This is probably the reason why I did so poorly in History, but did great in Math. By that time I give up on the whole idea. So when I was scanning books to get and found this one I was overjoyed! It gives you a CD to upload lessons on you computer. So when you are going chapter by chapter it has the exact same pictures to work with that are in the book. I really have enjoyed the lessons, but I have also realized I could never do an online school at this time in my life. There are way too many distractions and the noise is way too loud to concentrate. I am looking forward to more lessons in the future, although it may take me awhile to get through the book. And at my age I may have to go through it all over again after I am done just so I can remember what I learned;) Ok, I am not that old but I will still have to go through it again.


Maureen said...

:-) I hope to take a lesson soon on aperture @ Charlie's office. I'm a hands on person. I really want to get better @ photography. :-)

Leigh said...

I always like hard copy instructions anytime I'm learning anything like that. The hands on lessons should be a great help too. Looking forward to your masterpieces!

Anonymous said...

I love to learn by books too! The lessons sound very good. I'll have to check it out.

It will be fun to try out all your new knowledge!
Have a great day.

OurCrazyFarm said...

You are making me really miss having a camera Teresa! As much as I love books I just do not learn well by them. I have to do things and figure them out as I go. Can't wait to see all your creations! Your friends' photography is beautiful!