I have to say, I was a little disappointed with many of the classes. I thought this was going to be a two day event but I was wrong. It was one day of classes you chose and there were many many classes to pick from and the class last for 45 minutes and the second day was optional for you to see the farm and practice more what you learned. I thought the classes I chose, for the most part, would be good classes and provide opportunities to let you practice what they were teaching you. The only one that actually did this was the very first one Todd and I went to and it was a class on taking pictures of younger children. I learned a lot from that class for example, did you know if you are taking a picture of someone on a sunny day and the person you are photographing is in the sun you should have your flash on? This helps prevent the person being washed out and helps prevent the drastic shading. Who knew? Not me! It is actually better to photograph people in somewhat shade. Here are some of my practice shots. The models were the teacher's children and boy were they adorable.
Above: An example without the flash and direct sunlight.
They are washed out where the sun is hitting and drastic shadows.
Below: The teacher I enjoyed the most.
Above: One of the best poses for a small child and parent,
the child over the parent's shoulder with the parent
turning back to look at the child.
Below: My favorite indoor shot of the little girl.
I love the shadowing
Above and Below: Pictures of the inside of the General Store
Above: A picture of part of the town.
Below: A picture just outside the barn.
Above and below are photos of inside the police station.
The beautiful old church
Inside the church they had a quilt in the making.
Below is the stain glass inside the church.
The stain glass is a replica of the giant quilt
created and used as a backdrop to the 1979
visit and mass Pope John Paul II did during his visit
to United States and during the Centennial Birthday
Living History Farms.