You may have noticed that after December 25th, RDG’s photos got remarkably better.
A little sharper. A little more depth. And a heck of a lot prettier.
That’s because Santa (a.k.a. Best Husband West of the Mississippi, or East, for that matter) put the camera of my dreams under the tree. It changed my photos forever.
Problem is, the person behind the camera didn’t change one bit. A few pounds heavier from eating an entire chocolate advent calendar, maybe, but otherwise unaltered.
(Do you see the cat behind her in this one, by the way? She’s a little smitten with him. The feeling is not always mutual.)
I ripped open the package Christmas morning, tore that bee-youtiful SLR out of it’s box, and started to play around snapping photos. Trouble was, I didn’t know how to use the dang thing.
P? M? F-22? 18-55? I don’t speak this language. Auto mode still gave me better photos than I had ever taken in my life, but I felt like it was a waste of a perfectly good high-tech device to know know how to really use it. All of it.
So that’s why I decided to take a photography class. At a community college. In the evenings.
No, it’s not quite the photo education I was hoping for, but it’s cheap and starts after Lucy goes to bed.
It’s not an ideal class for RDG. The professor shows film slides from 1972, complete with haze filters, sepia tones and fisheye lenses. Not even joking.
My approach to photography is a little more…modern. Or I would like to think so.
Regardless, I’ve learned a lot. Like what aperture is. And shutter speed. And that there are a lot of people in my class who like to take pictures of their parakeets.
Not that I’m much better. I have just posted 9 pictures of my daughter. In a row. And I’m not done yet.
Shhhhh. She’s trying to concentrate.
I love that neck. And those shoulders. And that little lovebug onesie.
Alright, I just love this little gal so flippin much. All of her. Every single part.
Was it wrong to post 13 pictures of my daughter under the guise of telling you about my new photography class?
Does it feel so right?