Saturday, March 13, 2010

13 March - a lazy week plus photography class

I have spent the last week or so visiting my parents (more realistically, they've been watching Will for me while I've had the chance to relax a little & read four books!). It has been a great break for me & will hopefully help me get through the next section of Scott's school & work (poor guy - he needs the break even more than I do).

View from my parents' home - isn't it beautiful?

I've also been taking a photography class once a week for the last few weeks.  I drove into San Francisco today to do the lighting demos. 
This poor girl had tons of us surrounding her & taking pictures.  (I know this isn't a good picture - camera strap, shadows, person walking, bike . . . but I was mostly trying to figure out the proper exposure without feeling rushed or pressured to get the perfect composition.)

I got so nervous when it was my turn to take pictures that I just did it as quickly as possible to make room for someone else.

Afterward, a different group of us went to Nicole's "studio" (her apartment) to practice tabletop photography.
Tabletop demo - I loved doing this! Don't the berries look delicious? - Mmm . . . one of the many perks of spring and summer.

the setup - Nicole taking a demo picture for us, so we knew what ours should look like.

a blue horse bookend

I LOVE to learn new things, so this class has been a lot of fun for me.  Now I just need to practice like crazy!


  1. I am happy to hear that you were able to have a relaxing and enjoyable deserve it! That photography class sounds like so much fun.

  2. hot dang! a photography class would be so fun, especially if you've got places like SAN FRAN to go and so come shooting in!!!

    love your tableshot of the berries, your focus is glorious!!!

  3. The one from the park demo turned out awesome! None of mine turned out that good... I know what you mean about trying to hurry and shoot to make room for someone else. LOVED the tabletop demo... Your shot of the berries is beautiful.

  4. Luckily blogging is that perfect outlet for all those pics! You're doing great!


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