I still need to figure out how to make the text bigger and one hundred thousand other things.
2. I'm not planning to edit my photos very often. I just want to be able to do stuff like that, and like this.
|Kudos to Cari Donaldson for talking me through my First Little Tikes Photoshop Collage.|
3. I was out until 10:30pm last night taking a 3 hour class called Making Sense of Your Camera.
I feel like I should delete everything I've ever written about photography. Not that what I said isn't true, I just didn't have all of the facts.
I haven't posted an Architecture post for Theme Thursday this week, because every picture I took was super stinky. Let's see what I can do now that I know the secrets of the photography universe (level 1). I think I can do better.
|This is like me with a camera.|
4. A few things I learned last night:
If your biggest print is going to be an 8x10, you only NEED 6 megapixels. Total.
|I used to think megapixels looked like this.|
If you only need 6 megapixels, you never need to shoot in RAW. The file will be huuuge and you will need 50 computers plus extra conversion software to convert the files to images. Silly.
Sometimes, you can/should use a flash on a bright sunny day. It will illuminate shadows, under baseball caps etc, and create "catchlights" in the eyes of the photographed.
There is a magic formula called Sunny 16 that works on bright sunny days. It also works at night, when you're on the viewing deck of the Hancock shooting a city scape.
I NEED to buy some lens protector thingys for each of my lenses so I can throw away my lens caps and always be ready to take a photograph. Also, photography instructors will call you a dork if you show up with your lens caps on.
5. We Chicagoans are hard core. We haven't had a snow day in years. A few years ago, we got 11 inches in one night. Our school was open bright and early.
Last night Tom Skilling predicted 7 to 9 inches of snow. I passed many snow plows on my way home from camera class last night.
We got three inches. wah-wah.
Today, all three of our schools are open. No snow days for us warriors.
(I have to be all braggy swagger and bad a$$, because that's how I cope when I want to put my head down and weep.)
6. I have a compulsion wherein everything (or nearly everything) I pin on Pinterest must become a reality in the near future.
With the exception of my "Basement Re-do" board, but that's the money's fault, not mine.
So when I pinned the Moist Whole Wheat Banana Bread recipe, it was because I already had a bunch of super ripe bananas and a bag of Bob's Red Mill whole wheat (outdated by 2 months).
It was the greatest banana bread ever.
It was so delicious, I invested in the mega-bag of whole wheat flour from Costcos. Hit me with more awesome whole wheat recipes, preferably not the rising and kneading kind. Gracias!
7. I've got big plans for this ole blog. There's a new header waiting to be mounted, lots of book reviews simmering in the background, a couple of giveaways lined up, and more and better photography! Until then, I hope your weekend is a lot like this:
Go see Jen for more.