Camera Speak

My DSLR journey began in the spring of 2008.  It was a time for me to get serious about what I call “Camera Speak”.

I wanted to combine learning more about camera settings with a holiday abroad.  Peter Evans, a British professional photographer now living in France, created a lovely home for art students with his partner, Jill Fellows.

I was thrilled with the warm welcome, spacious en-suite accommodations, and Pete’s ability to patiently explain the function of f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO settings, over and over and over again.  I have to admit it took a little time to sink in.  Perhaps it was the jet-lag or maybe the thrill of being back in France again. No excuses.  It was a remarkable week and I learned so much. I came home with a desire to return and in May 2009, I was flying across the Atlantic to spend another amazing week with Pete and Jill.

Jill is an artist who gives workshops and teaches week-long courses for painting enthusiasts.  She welcomes absolute beginners to those with years of experience.

Their website is http://painting-photography-france.com

My weeks with Pete helped me to develop a better understanding of camera terminology and knowing when to use the different settings to improve my photography. F-stop, shutter speed, and ISO roll off my tongue like another language.  I feel almost bilingual.

Take a look at the galleries in the portfolio on my website to see the kind of photography I do. http://www.marionmccristall.com 

Prints, canvases, and greeting cards are available at my Fine Art America website.
Photography Prints

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