Friday, February 27, 2009

My Homework

I just finished a series of photography classes taught by a local photographer I really admire (Veronica Reeve). I learned a lot of great techniques that I will start implementing into my photography. It was a lot of fun! I think every mom out there should find a hobby that just makes you happy, be it scrap booking, music, reading... four wheeling... I don't know!

It's good to have something to learn and enjoy doing that doesn't involve dishes and laundry! Don't get me wrong, being home with my boys is my dream job! All I have ever wanted to be from the time I was a little girl was a mother. I am blessed more than I know to have two beautiful boys, to be home with them every day is a privilege. I love being their mommy! That is the reason I only do a hand full photography jobs a month ... who are we kidding? They are more like "play sessions" than jobs! This way it remains a little side job/hobby/indulgence/passion. Something that I love about photography is that there is always something to learn. Every photographer can get better. There is no such thing as "arriving".It changes the way I see the world, everything becomes a potential still life photograph. and the number one reason why I love photography is that it allows me to make memories both of my children and the children of others. It's really the only way to freeze a moment forever. (The memory sure does have a tendency to fade!)

Here are some of my fun homework assignments from this class. All of these assignments where to be done using all manual settings, and to be posted SOOC (Straight Out of Camera, no post processing i.e. photoshop... that's a toughie!!) I have done my post processing on these, just because I'm O.C.D. In case you are wondering: Yes... I do love my children equally. It's just that the little one sits still for the time being, but it's not going to last much longer!!


{line and direction}



{monochromatic color}

{monochromatic color}


{experimenting with light and catch lights in the eyes}



  1. The picture with the lollipop is soo adorable. and i like your photography :)

  2. I love them. What a great experience it is to continue learning new ways to improve your hobby/job. You always do such a wonderful job.

  3. You are so good! I love these pictures. C and O have such photogenic little faces!