After spending the better part of the last year struggling with manual mode, I’ve decided to sign up for an in person 10 week Digital Foundations class at the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa. I am determined to improve my composition, understand lighting, and nail my focus. Week one’s homework was to take pictures of any subject of our choice, using AV mode. I chose to photograph the two youngest residents in this household…. I thought it might be fun to put up my weekly homework here, in order to see a progression (I hope!) in my photography skills. Here are the 15 images that i turned in as homework (all straight out of camera, absolutely no editing).