You can check out the rest of my photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57870071@N02/sets/72157633412793304/.
I have a new FB page too!!
This is a magnet I have on my fridge and when I need a pick me up, I walk on by and read this. Maybe it will help you.
I went to an amazing painting and wine event last week. I absolutely LOVED it!
My final result…amazing…considering I haven’t painted in over 12 years.
This is my LOVE.
I don’t have to say much about today’s events but there is a lot of history making goin’ on today!
I like Google’s inline image today so I had to share.
Hope. Progression. Yes We Can. 2013
The world passes us by sometimes that in a split second life can get off track as easily as these lights wiz by.
This week’s class was pretty cool! We had to practice with aperture, shutter speeds and ISO. I think I got a little aperture happy but I was so excited to try shooting pics in front of my Christmas tree!
I love awesome bokeh shots. In case you’re wondering what “bokeh” means; the term comes from the Japanese word boke, which means “blur” or “haze”. I said this to my teacher and he didn’t know what I meant (my eyebrow was raised instantly, like what do YOU mean, what do I mean…). So apparently the English spelling bokeh was popularized in 1997 in Photo Techniques magazine, when Mike Johnston, the editor at the time, commissioned three papers on the topic for the March/April 1997 issue; he altered the spelling to suggest the correct pronunciation to English speakers, saying “it is properly pronounced with bo as in bone and ke as in Kenneth, with equal stress on either syllable”. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
I thought everyone would have heard of this word by now, but I guess not.
Anyway, I think they came out pretty cool! These photos weren’t edited and some of them I think are a little dark but we haven’t learned how to edit yet.
I even got a little creative and made some “star” bokeh appear, love it!!
I signed myself up for a first time digital photography class @ the Lillstreet Arts Center near my house in Chicago. If you’ve been following me for the last couple of months you probably noticed my increasing interest in learning more about photography and my interest in sharing my photos!
I was so excited for the first class because my instructor, Chris Schneberger,does amazing work and has over 20 years of experience so I couldn’t ask for anything more! I knew from the start that this was the class for me. The class size is very small which allows for more personal attention when we are doing shooting exercises in case any of use have questions. It’s just great!
This week we learned how to shoot in “M” mode or “Manual” as some people call it. Up until this point I had only shot in “Aperture” mode so this was quite refreshing to learn how some of the other modes on the mode dial worked. I love this new mode! I know have a better understanding of how shutter speed, aperture and ISO go hand in hand. I’m on my way to better shots!
Our assignment for this week was to shoot color. It could be anything but we just had to capture items of color. Here are some of my shots from this past week. ♥