Friday, August 7, 2009

Photography Class Homework #4

My photography class is now officially over. I'm really glad I took it and I feel like I've learned a lot. I know I have a lot more to learn and I think that I'll probably take another class in a few months, but for now I think I've stretched my brain to the limit and I just need to work on what I've learned so far.

This week my homework was to focus on taking photos of things that I don't normally photograph. Which is pretty much anything except my kids. . . . When we went to see Nana and Papa this past weekend, I took some pictures of the horses (and of course I had to take a few of Papa, Sydney, and Henry since they just happened to be outside when I was taking my pictures). Then on the day the homework was due, I walked around the office taking pictures of people's hands (everyone just loved that). I had this great idea of turning in all these photos of hands in an office doing office-like hand things, but it really didn't turn out like I had expected, so I just turned in a couple of them.

When I got to class I announced that my pictures for the week weren't any good, but the instructor said that they weren't bad, and that maybe I've just gotten more critical. . . . I really am not at the stage yet where I need to be any more critical of my photos!

I think the pictures with people turned out better. I don't know why, but I feel much more comfortable taking pictures of people, especially kids, and I really think that those photos turn out much better than others. I suppose that's good because the whole point of the photography class is for me to take better pictures of my kids. So, here's my last set of photography homework, with a little less focus on my kids than in the past:

Gary and I really like the pictures I took at Aldridge Gardens last week. We've decided that at least once a month we are going to make a point of taking the kids somewhere to take some good pictures of them. They change so very quickly, and we want to be sure that we capture everything. Coming up on August 20 we are getting more professional photos of the kids. I can't wait to see how that is going to work out. Last time the girls were somewhat proficient at rolling but that's it. Now, I have one walker and two cruisers. And those kids can fly when they crawl. I don't even know how this is going to work out. . . .

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I think your pictures are awesome! But I'm wondering why you didn't come by to take pictures of my hands. What, are you saying I have ugly hands?

In all seriousness, your pix are great, and I hope to catch up with you for photography class II after I take photography class I!!