Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Working on it...or, Working it!

One of my goals for the year is to work on some aspect of photography every Friday.  Why Friday??  Only because the words "photography" and "Friday" both begin with the same sound.  It helps me remember to do it, seeing as I am working with a brain that is cram-packed with routines, ideas, random information, and useless well as still running on interrupted sleep and a shorter supply of brain cells due to nursing.  That is why.
Anyway, last Friday was actually warm enough to be outside.  Still wearing jackets and coats, but the sun was shining and we thought maybe Spring had arrived early.  The kids were out enjoying their new-found freedom, and I busted out the Canon and snapped a few in full sun.
Full sun is always challenging for me.  Harsh light and lack of confidence shooting on full-manual makes me rely too much on the "P" setting.  Thank heavens for Lightroom and digital photography for a amateur like me who cannot devote a lot of time to learning what my camera and lens are fully capable of.
It is a process, and I am enjoying the process and am determined to keep moving onward and upward and challenge myself to try new things throughout the year.
Maybe someday I will get "there".  Whatever "there" may be.

PS.  There is a new post on the family blog:
Let me know if you need an invite.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


So, there is a local photographer who is having a cutest baby/kid contest on her Facebook page.  The winner gets a free family photo session and a CD of all of the photos taken.
I do happen to think I have the cutest kids around (I am a bit biased though), and we really need family photos taken.  I have yet to hang a family photo in my home (one of my goals for this year) So, I entered my littlest into the contest.
It really is a contest to see who can get the most people to go to the photographers Facebook page and like the photo.
So, could you be a peach and do this for me?  Pretty please?
Just go to this link:
Fauset Photography FB 
Then, you have to "like" her page.
Then, just "like" the photo of my littlest one (it is the photo that I posted just below this post).
That's it!
It would be awesome if we won.  We really need a new family photo since I am always the one behind the camera and I am not even close to being "professional".  I have actually NEVER won anything in my life....that I can recall anyway.  This would be a great first!
Please vote!