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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  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!!!

    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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