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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day in the life of Owlie!

Did I mention taking an online Photo 101 course (Nicole's Classes) in January was my worst idea ever, sheer madness? No? That's funny, because I feel like that's all I talk about.

On an unrelated note (ha!). I'm now doing two and a half weeks worth of reading in the next five days. I've let go of my guilt and frustration and am focusing on getting as much as I can from the material. To that end, here is a little vignette I made for the class. We had to do a series of pictures depicting a day's worth of activity of a person or object.The goal is fiddle with the manual settings so you can get a feel of what works and what doesn't.

I could really see the possibilities with shooting on manual, because I'm always frustrated by my photographs -- especially the travel ones (shade! direct sunlight! augh!). However, I've also decided that manual shooting will be my new arch-nemesis for 2013. The iPad is too weak from the beatings inflicted on it to be much of a supervillian in our household any more (I will never forgive you, Spawn of Jobs). I hope to be proficient enough to photograph Toddler Flails-a-lot using manually adjusted settings and without looking at my notes by....let's say the end of the year. In the meantime, here's my first attempt to shoot in manual mode.


I give you: Day with Owlie.

life 1
life 2
life 3
life 4
life 5
I'm absurdly proud of these pictures.


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2 comments:

  1. I am super absurdly proud of your pictures. They are just wonderful.Was that Nicole Balch? Tough enough in October with BYW. What kind of camera are you using? Because I want to envy you. I have a film camera that takes fab pictures but needs another set of special batteries for the light meter to tell me what to do. Yeah for you!!!

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    1. Nope, it was Nicole Hill Gerault. There's tons of classes there - children photography, watercolor, illustrator. They do text and video which is nice for reinforcing the material. Yeah, I was struggling towards the end of BYW to keep up. Stupid illness. My camera is an Olympus E-pl1 with Micro Thirds lens (I think). It was a gift from Eeyore, he's my real-life photography guru.

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