Photography 101



My name is Rosa, and I am stuck in Automatic. I’m so ashamed. ; )

In my previous, child-free life, I was surrounded by creative designers and photographers on a daily basis. It was fabulous to have a photographer in the studio. I really should have asked more questions back then! Oh, how I could use an in-house photographer now!

Well, thanks to blogging, I’m once again surrounded by creative people, just in a different way. Darryl Bueckert is a talented photographer (he took the picture above) and one of the bloggers that I had the pleasure of meeting up with at the bloggers lunch earlier this month. He saw the need that many of us had, and generously offered to host a class for anyone that wanted to learn more! So, Meesh, Rachel & Lily, and I spent a fun night in Darryl & Jodi’s amazing backyard for a crash course in photography. Much needed and much appreciated! And, I’m happy to say that I’m no longer stuck… but I’ve got a lot of practicing to do!

How about you? Have you been stuck in Automatic too?

Photo Credit: Darryl Bueckert Photography for Jodi (The Simply Inspired Home)


  • carol@thedesignpages

    It’s worse than that. I don’t even have a camera that has the manual functions. Well I do but it’s a film camera…gasp!! Good luck with all the practicing.

  • barbara@hodge:podge

    I wish I could of come! I have ventured into manual but would love tips to help me decipher all the numbers! Can’t wait to see your practice shots!

  • Alison

    As a photo luddite, even I can see there is something uber-cool about his shot. I will remain stuck in point and shoot mode forever, I suspect. Keep up the great posts Rosa!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock

    I wish I could have joined you all! I sooo could have used lessons. I’m still stuck with the point and shoot too. Saving up for a lovely rebel or nikon. Sigh…one day!

  • Darryl Bueckert


    So glad that you enjoyed the evening, Jodi and I sure did. Keep on practising and email me when you get stuck. As for your audience I would tell them to figure out Why you want to take a photo and What you are trying to say (or have it look like) and the How will sort itself out with sufficient motivation. The Why is much more important than How. And the How doesn’t always mean a new fancy camera (or even digital). One of my favourite cameras is in the iPhone!

  • Victoria @ Edin's House

    I’m sooo stuck on automatic!!
    I would like to have joined the group, but prior committments meant I couldn’t. Soooo glad you’re no longer stuck!! Be sure to post some of your practice photos!

  • Sherri

    Great photo, Rosa! I’m so bummed I missed out on the lesson. Darryl, I hope you’ll do another one! I too am stuck in Auto.

  • Kristy

    I am major stuck in automatic and it shows. I plan to get a new camera in the next couple of months and to learn to take better photos! So lucky to have a lesson!

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