Shutterbugs 3 student Barbara Shook used a close-up of a phesant taken at Don and Ann Butler’s aviary as one of her final exam selections. The close-up of the unusual bird, she said, was taken on her camera’s manual setting, using white balance, F/3.8 and an ISO of 220, all things the third level class learned during the 10-week Sampson Community College course.
Using Aruba as her backdrop, Shutterbugs 3 student Maggie Williams captured this unique photo of the water and the rock formation above it. ‘I just liked the contrast,” Williams said of the photograph. What she learned in the third level class, she said, was how to hone the skills taught in Digital Do’s and Don’ts and Shutterbugs 2. ‘Plus I just love Gloria’s classes,’ Williams asserted.
Using F/5.6 and ISO 360, Shutterbugs 3 student Donna Banks captured this sunrise over the pond in front of her home in Beaver Dam, showing a silhouette of the trees and undergrowth in the foreground. ‘This class,’ Banks said of the level 3 course taught by SCC photography instructor Gloria Edwards, has demonstrated the magic of exploring manual settings and the effect it can have on my pictures. Most importantly, it has taught me to slow down and pay attention to detail.’
Joanna Dunlap captured a monkey sitting still and attentive during her recent trip to Spain and Portugal. Stopping to notice her surroundings, whether at home or abroad, was one thing she said she has learned in all three of her photography classes. Not being afraid to try manual settings, she noted, was what she had garnered from the Shutterbugs 3 class.
Becky Aiken said she has loved all three photography classes she has taken and has grown more adventurous with her camera as she had grown more comfortable using it. Here the Shutterbugs 3 student captured an egret bathing in the sun at Murrells Inlet, S.C.