Wednesday, February 17, 2010

photo shoot round 1

So I mentioned before, that I am taking an online photography class. It is actually an advanced course, and I am quickly realizing that I am WAY out of my league!!! However, I have decided not to let myself get intimidated or overwhelmed, and instead just try to really learn from the instructor and from the other amazingly talented women in the class.

What I have realized over the past couple years is that photography is really hard!! I have studied and read and taken courses and practiced and practiced, and still I feel like I just can't quite get the hang of it. It has actually been a great life lesson for me, to keep plugging away, to try not to get discouraged, to keep learning, to enjoy the process even when I feel like throwing my camera across the room :)

Our first assignment in the class, was to push ourselves to find interesting locations or to use fun, new get out of our comfort zone and to try some new things. So yesterday, I staged a little photo shoot with Sienna, and let's just say things didn't go exactly as planned :) I haven't posted my photos for Assignment 1 yet, because I am hoping to try again this afternoon, but thought I would post a few of my favs from yesterday's shoot here on the old blog. (In case you were wondering, the "fabulous location" is just outside our front door and the props are the lollipop, blue bench and colorful play suitcases)

I couldn't resist posting that last one.......that was how about 99% of them turned out :)


The Frisco Russells said...

AWESOME!!! the 3rd one she looks like your mom!! What class are you taking?

tara said...

Good luck Kristy! I totally agree that with photography it can be very overwelming. But, you're doing great! Just keep practicing and pushing yourself a little more each new day! do you have photoshop? try bumping up your saturation a little or adjusting levels. you'll see lovely results fast! :) email me if you have any questions.

~nic said...

hi it's nic from your class - just clicked over from somewhere on there... and just had to say that I LOVE that last shot - that is the kind of silly and goofy thing I would have framed on my wall! It is AWESOME!


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