Today's prompt for joy of LOVE was "Passions and Hobbies" which was too easy being that today was dance class for Olivia. Olivia LOVES dance class. She loves her ballet slippers, her tap shoes, her skirt, her leotards, her mama-made ballet sweater, and she loves to see her friends.
She also loves blueberry muffins, which we try to have either before or after ballet. Today it was before.
Little Dude (aka Baby Cameron, Little Cameron, Cameron James) was with us. He likes blueberry muffins too!
Tonight was my second photography class. It was just as fantastic as the first! Our instructor explained exposure in more detail than I could handle. I feel I do have a grasp of exposure, but I definitely learned some new things. I had not really understood the concept of tonal values, but his explanation made it all come together for me.
Before everyone left he talked about my blog, which I thought was pretty awesome! He pointed out that my subject matter are things that I am comfortable with and people who are comfortable with me. He complimented my composition, but challenged me to get that comfortable feeling in photos of people I do not know. I agree that I do not challenge myself. I am going to try to take his advice at the Sled Dog Race this weekend. I will definitely have to step out of my comfort zone. Especially because I have a love affair with my 50mm lens and to get great composition, I definitely have to be in your face or at an otherwise awkward angle. Wish me luck!
BTW, if you want to try this, at the first class he explained how he does it. He talks to people! Imagine that? I am pretty social and friendly, but I am shy in certain situations. He talks to people for a while before he even takes out his camera. Then he starts to take out his camera and sits it in his lap. After he feels the person/people are comfortable, he just starts snapping away! How do you all feel about this? Do you tend to stay in your comfort zone, or do you challenge yourself?