So here I am. Mind blowing, I know.
First, one of the main reasons I wanted to take the course is because I was sick of my nice DSLR sitting in the camera bag. Well, I've taken 300+ photos this week. So if nothing else, I've achieved that goal.
The other reason I was taking the course is because I never like the way my pictures turn out in auto (particularly inside), but I have no idea how to use manual. And I would like to learn. I haven't gotten to that part of the course yet, but I plan to read through it tonight and try the techniques out this weekend and I'm pretty excited about it.
I'm taking this class. I read this girls blog (and if you don't, you totally should) and I love her photos and her general perspective on life. And she just adopted a little girl from China, which I think is one of the coolest things ever. So I sold a few things around my house to raise the money for the class- even though some other courses might be cheaper, I love that I'm supporting a person that has the same values and perspective on life that I do so it was worth the extra money :)
Honestly, not the best picture composition wise, but I just love her smile.
Again, cropping was bad, but the grin!
In love with this one. Ashley Ann did recommend leaving her hand in next time.
I love the light on her hair.
Definitely one of my favorites.
She might look like she's falling over backwards, but she's actually walking forwards.
We got some snow this week, and Zoe enjoyed every second of it.