Now let me tell you why I really loved it! Other than working outside (which yes, I love!) My husband told me to go ahead and book the Me Ra Koh Workshop coming to Chicago! OH YES! I am beyond excited, everyone! BEYOND! Has anyone else taken a workshop they've loved? What did you like most about it? What's that one thing you learned, and never forgot? What do you wish you would have learned? Well, if anyone is flying out to Chicago for this awesome event, let me know!
Something else that happened to me today, was reading about automatic focus. Cameras are different with what they call it, but I found out how to focus more on a moving object, lock it, and take a picture. So here's me: I go outside to take a few action shots of my daughter and her friend. I am ecstatic as I load the pictures and look at them. I'm thinking, WOW! I have never taken a better photo! So crisp and clear and.... what?? AUTOMATIC?!! Oh yes, I had the camera on automatic the entire time outside! How that happened? I'm not quite sure. So, after my panic mode of losing my integrity with the whole 365 MANUAL focus challenge (because that's the whole point, right?), I scraped my jaw off the ground and looked at my settings. You know what? I learned from that! I hardly ever put my ISO on 250, nor do I know how to put it on an in between number other than the generic 200, 400, 800..etc. Then my shutter speed. I noticed every picture had changed my ISO and shutter speeds. I never ever use 325, or 250... so this taught me to be more creative in the settings I just grab out of habit. Ya still with me? (I hear snoring..) Anyway, I am thankful I messed up, because I wouldn't have learned that, and then I would not have had to actually do something I've wanted to do in a while. And that is....
Taking my husband's turnout gear photos. I have wanted to do this for some time. He happened to be detailed out next day, so he had his gear in his car. I brought it in, and started snapping my first photo for the (drum roll...) Joy of Love project. Yup.. that's me, 20 days into it and I'm just throwing a couple shots together. This was really about my archiving, I just loved the thought of "What They Wear" so I took that one. I may jump on board for a few more here and there.
Thanks for bearing with me on my long winded blog tonight. Here is my 365 photo, then the much anticipated (from me) Joy of Love #4. Yes, that's right. I don't have 1-3, or 5-20, but I have #4! :)
And, could this day get any better? HUGE SHOUT OF THANKS to Amanda for helping me with my template and letting me have a super cute header for my blog like her fabulous one! Check out her 365.. she's awesome!
ISO 400, f/2.5, ss 1/40, 50 mm