....and sometimes people believe me. A couple of my friends recently asked me to take their family photos and I happily obliged. It's fun to play pretend. (If you don't care about photography, you may want to skip this post. And if you do, I would love constructive criticism from anybody who's been at this longer than me!) It's amazing how much I learn after I look back through photos. I'm talking about composition since I'm still using my camera on Auto. I got a lot of good advice from some of you about learning to use my camera in manual mode through YouTube videos. Which I think is great advice. But the problem is, I have such little free time (and when I do, I like to use it for reading or blogging) so I just haven't gotten around to it. Well then a very good friend of mine told me she signed up for a class with a photographer who she knows and who's work she really likes so I bit the bullet and signed up too! It's on November 30th. I'm really excited about it. I need concentrated time to learn and I'm just not going to carve out that time for myself.
I will preface this with, I know my editing skills are sorely lacking. I just use picmonkey.com and do the best I can with my untrained eye.
This is a very good friend of mine. Her boys were a little tricky to photograph because her firstborn, Emmett, is quite serious so it was hard to get a natural smile from him and of course Porter is a wiggly little two year old. But I was very happy with the outcome! And by the end of it, Emmett was asking me to go out for ice cream with them. He was seriously disappointed when I told him I couldn't go. I won him over ;)