First of all, I have no more excuses for not taking shots of myself either solo or with my family. Before I needed new shoes or toothpaste, I was given--for my birthday--a tripod AND a remote shutter release. Too generous, my friend, too generous, but I'm not complaining. I haven't had much time to use them yet, but it is really wonderful to have them. It was getting a little tricky relying on mirrors for my self-portraits.
|I apologize to the lady in the background--this is a trick mirror at OMSI|
I did play with my new toys for a tiny bit, so I present my first shot from the tripod. Not my best work, but at least one child will have proof that I spent time with them.
|Sunflower was not supposed to be in the shot.|
...And read my new books!
One repeating pattern I noticed as I began my study of photography is that everyone recommends Bryan Peterson's book--Understanding Exposure.
|This is the picture I took with my White Balance set to Auto.|
|This is taken from the same spot seconds later with white balance set to cloudy.|
So there you have it--my three new awesome photography accessories. My thirst is sated. I won't start whining about wanting more things for my camera, like a macro lens, until my husband asks me what I want for my next birthday...or at least not until Christmas. (Is it okay to ignore that fact that if I get enough birthday money from my dad and grandma I'm going to buy LightRoom3?)
So I plan to post my "shoot and edit" edit in the morning (if you missed the "shoot" shot--I posted it on flickr), and I may be able to complete another post I am working on but I am going unplugged tomorrow morning until Sunday night (why oh why don't the mountains have internet?) So thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave comments--I always love them!--but I won't be able to return them all until next week. I also posted my Scripture and a Snapshot on my real life blog because it is centered around our adoption journey, but feel free to visit it there--it is the best kind of drop-in company, no cleaning required.