Saturday, April 26, 2008

Vanessa and Robert

I was lucky enough to be asked by my photo instructor Nick to come and photograph a wedding with him. I had so much fun and I hope I get the chance to do it again. It was a great learning experience for me. Nick was so patient and never made me feel like I had to get that "special" shot or I was in the way. He just told me to shoot what I wanted and have fun. WOW!! Did I!! I don't know how he does it, but it was like watching a artist at work, at ease in his element. So I am sharing with you some of my favorite photos that I took at the wedding and reception.

Here is Nick hard at work doing what he does best, making everyone smile.

Check out his other work!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Final Critique

Tomorrow is my last day in Digital Photo 2. I had such a wonderful time and learned so much in the class. I really hope that the four of us can be in a class together with Nick as our instructor. I learned so much from Nick and hope to continue to learn more and I hope to start a portfolio and sharing more photos.

Our assignment was to continue with our personal vision series. My personal vision is to take photos of kids growing up. Doesn't sound like much, but I don't want the "typical" posed photos to reflect upon. Don't get me wrong, I like looking at old photographs and hearing stories about the scene. But I want a different view of what their favorite things are and new experiences. I want to remember the emotion and also have someone looking at the photo for the first time to feel the emotion as well. So here is what I am turning in tomorrow.

Lauryn got a digital camera last week and has been proudly taking pictures. She has been so gitty with delight and has taken quite a few photos, some of them pretty good.

I also had to photograph something that most people would not notice or stop to reflect upon.

For me, when I go to Moab, Utah it is a time to reflect on my life. Sitting in the beautiful canyons that surround Moab gives you a little perspective on life. The experience is different to different people in different ways. As I was sitting there one afternoon I was watching these clouds come over head. They traveled through pretty quick, but for a couple of hours. I figured that it was a sign they wanted to be noticed so I took a picture.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Two Birds - One Stone

Digital Photo 2 Week 2 Assignment
Portraits and Black and White

How lucky was I to get a portrait assignment the week I was asked to fly to Oklahoma City to take my little brothers senior portraits before graduation? Very lucky I say. I had so much fun with Dylan. He really got into it and I loved his creativity. Thanks for a fun weekend, I hope we can do it again. Next time at the lake!!! :)

These are a couple of the ones that I got along the way, neat surprises when I loaded them on the computer.

Happy April!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April Snow again

I just had to tromp through the six or so inches of snow in the backyard to take this picture. It was 58 degrees here yesterday and supposed to get up to around 70 this weekend. Typical spring Colorado weather for ya.

April Showers (snow or rain) bring May flowers.
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Digital Photo 2 week 1

OMG!!! I am so excited to continue on with my photographic learning experience. Here are a few things that I learned today!!

Panning. Not great, but I get the idea.

Zooming effect, way fun!!

Another zoom effect of my instructor

Just for fun when I got home.

Is there such a thing as too much fun.