I've always liked to take pictures. Pictures that show beauty, that tell a story. But I'm no pro, and my experience is limited to my own tinkerings. So, I put it on my list.
Then I started looking for a class.
I found one place associated with a museum. But as I looked through the instructors, I wasn't overwhelmed with them. Some were beautiful, but so glamorous. I want to take pictures of real life. See the beauty in the everyday. So I held off. The price point also gave me pause.
So I kept looking. And I found a class that met in single 3 hour classes and was an affordable rate.
I registered to take an "Outdoor Portraiture" class.
The instructor was very kind and personable. Most of the attendants seem to have taken classes previously, but I was pretty clueless.
I got into the flow quickly and learned some things. We shot a model outside for a while and then went inside to talk about what we learned. I learned a little about flash, about camera position and about lighting.
I enjoyed it. There's a lot of skill (people and technical) that goes into it. I enjoyed being in a learning setting again, especially about something that I enjoy so much. I would really love to get more into photography. Good thing it's something I can work at in my own time.
So be prepared if I start asking for models!