Like a Sponge


First off, I would like to say sorry to all of you that I usually comment on. I’ve been crazy busy lately, and really just havent wanted to be near the computer. I hope I caught up with some of you though! Hopefully more tomorrow. The weather is horrible right now and supposedly for the remainder of the week, so I’ll have plenty of time. The past week or so has been full of getting ready for taxes, finals, and Roman’s birthday. Super busy! I’m currently done with one final (ugh Western Civ II) and working on the paper for the next one.

Anyways, on to the title of the post! I have been thirsty for more EVERYTHING about photography lately. I found a couple of great tutorial sites about LR and natural light and….well everything that when I am on the computer and not doing homework at night I’m reading everything I can. I even put the photo of Roman’s crazy eyes in a Flickr critique group. And guess what!? It got ripped to shreds! Lol! But I’m happy about it! I was at a point for a couple of weeks where I was stuck. I know and knew that there is a ton more to learn, but I was stumped on what was next. Its like I saw all of these paths leading to a light, but wasnt sure what path I should take. So I think I’ve figured it out. Composition. I’ve learned the rule of thirds, now I need to pay attention to everything else in the photo too! Haha! Who woulduve thunk it? Ohh and I’m going to look into ISO. I hate going above 400 on my camera because they come out so grainy, and that’s usually not the effect I’m going for. I know you can get a good pic above this, but I havent figured out how to yet.  So much to learn!

Boy’s are always dirty at this age aren’t they? He was laughing so hard that I actually caught a smile! Oh and the garden pic…yeah those are toys at the end. So far this garden (there are two) has had a bike ride over it like it’s a freakin BMX track or something, a dog jump all over it, and dog poop on it. Oh and its supposed to freeze tomorrow night. After our 90 degree weather last week I was sure we were on to spring! Ugh!!! So far all I have got to grow IN the garden are cucumbers strawberries and radishes. Not sure they will be here after tomorrow night though. UGH! Oh well, to tell you the truth I really enjoy my time in the garden. Even if nothing grows. Okay…that’s a lie 🙂 I better get one cucumber, one strawberry and one radish at this point!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Photo By Holly
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 07:59:04

    I understand about not having enough time!! I haven’t had much time lately to post new content – either the weather has been bad, I’m too busy, or I’m just too tired!! I go through waves of studying something specific – right now, I’m reading a book on how to photograph children, it’s called “The Better Photo Guide to Photographing Children”. It’s pretty good! I love that photo of Roman in the hat – so cute!! 🙂

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  2. Robin
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 08:34:47

    I don’t have a lot of time for the computer either, and it will probably get worse now that the weather is finally warming up. I’ve found it easier to start where I am rather than try to catch up (although, to be honest, I always try to catch up first and then give up and start where I am).

    I finally started using Flickr as a place other than storing photos or to help me post them when I’m traveling. I hope to have time to do more exploring soon, as I think I’m ready for some constructive criticism as well. Maybe. Good for you, being so brave. 🙂

    I love that last shot of Roman. Adorable!

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  3. David Williams
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 16:22:07

    Ahhh Morgan, no need to apologize remember? I have been super super bad the last month not only commenting on blogs I follow but even replying to comments left on my blog! 😛 I dig (hahaha, cracking myself up) the low PoV in the first image.

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