Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inglewood Meetup

For the improve and the love of photography I joined a local "meetup" to give me the opportunity to take more pictures and learn from others. When I told my caring husband what I had done he was a little worried that I was going to be meeting up with a bunch of thugs that were going to steal my beloved camera.

Me: "So me and a friend are going to this meetup thing on Tuesday night"
Him "Where are you going?"
Me "Inglewood"
Him "How tall is your friend?"
Me "I don't know, taller then me but that's not hard to do"
Him "How big is she?"
Me "What!?!? Why?"
Him "How big is she?"
Me "She has no weight issuses if that is what you mean!?!?! "
Him "Can she handle herself?"
Me " What do you mean?"
Him "Like in a fight"
Me "Oh my, don't worry we'll be fine!"

I never did ask if he thought if I could "handle myself" in a fight :)

Anyway so I go and I got so nervous at first ( I blame Mike for putting crazy thoughts in my head) But it was fine! Everyone was so nice and friendly. When we were out taking pictures people were so helpful and willing to answer my questions as best as they could. I really had a great time. For this meetup the purpose was to play with reflections. Something I had not done too much of. Which turned out to be quite apparent as I only got one reflection shot that I really liked. 

There were some very creative people in this meetup, and I'm very much looking forward to going to more. And I think Mike feels better about it too, seeing how I made it back in one piece. 

Here are my favorite pictures from the night.

When I posted these on the groups webpage I got a few very nice comments.  
(I'm sure they do that to all the newbie's to make sure they come back) 

"Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby" 
Dave Barry

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Show and Tell

Last week I finished a beginner photography class. I really did enjoy being in a class setting and hearing the knowledge of others and sharing with others the few tid-bits that I knew. At times I did wish that the teacher would have gone into more details about certain topics.  I had done a bit of self-study before the class and surprisingly I already knew a few of the things he shared with us. Now we had a class project to take 10 pictures to share on the last day. 5 were to be portraits and 5 were to be whatever you wanted. I was so nervous to share mine, cause let’s be honest I didn’t want to be the worst of the group, I was hoping for somewhere in the middle……I think I landed right where I want. (or at least that’s what I tell myself so I can sleep at night) So now having this moment of confidence is my photography skills I thought I would share.

On a little bit of a side note I do know how to count I just didn’t ask everyone I took pictures of if it was ok if I put their picture up on my blog so that is why there is only four portraits.  

 My Wonderful Husband loving pointed out that all my portraits looked the same, just the face. What can I say, he might have a point......

  I have a love-hate relationship with this picture love the green moss hate the "dirty"snow

"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  ~Author Unknown