This afternoon, I attended a photography workshop organised by Jeanette Verster, and I had a lot of fun. It was aimed at moms with cameras, and was built around photographing children and getting more out of your camera. I discovered more menus on my Pentax K200 than I knew existed, and Jenty’s instruction brought back a lot of what I learnt back when I was working on a photo lab.
After we finished the theory part of the workshop and had worked out how to change the F-stop, ISO settings and the way the cameras focus, we headed off to practice our newly learned composition skills by photographing the kidlets who had come with their mommies.
And then my cameras batteries died! My Pentax uses four AA batteries, and I’ve been using Varter 2500 mAh rechargeables… which I suspect may have reached the end of their 2500 hour lifespan since I charged them yesterday.
I did take a few pics, but they’re of other people’s children so I won’t post them here. I did recharge again when I got home and I got a couple of cute pictures of my Turk who was lying on the bed near me. Its not within the composition guidelines, but I was immensely impressed by how clear the picture was without a flash! You can see his fur clearly, his beautiful red flame-point markings and his blue eyes!