Music video by Sara Bareilles performing Brave. (C) 2013 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Dedicated this post to my fabulous niece McKenna…you are so brave with your words!!! LOVE you, Mac!
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. - Ayn Rand
I’m not one for making resolutions but I love making a good list!! Here’s some things I’d love to cross off in 2013 (in no particular order):
- Make my new place a warm and inviting home. Have lots of friends over!!
- See Sugarland in concert!
- Complete another ‘Read the Bible in One Year’ plan
- Learn how to use my external camera flash more effectively
- Get a puppy!!
- Continue to eat healthy - no weight loss goal…just want to keep going until my body settles on it’s healthy weight.
- Join a gym!!
- Volunteer at the Puyallup or Sumner Food Bank
- Ride horses
- Shin splints willing…jog a 5K!
- Marry K & T w/o bawling through the whole thing!!! ;)
- Read more books for pleasure and not just for work!
- Keep my focus on what I have and not on what I do not
- Continue to learn and grow…be open to new people and new things!!!
- Go to the Husky’s Bowl Game next year (yes..I’m going out on a limb and claiming the fact that they will be in one!)
- More friend trips!!
- Tattoo?? (seriously thinking about this one…)
- Love people! Love people! Love people!
Last night I went to a fabulous workshop taught by Seattle PI’s award-winning photographer JoshTrujillo.
I wanted to jot down my takeaways so that I could refer back to them from time to time. Thanks Josh for sharing all your ideas and encouragement with us!
- You always have your Phone with you. Don’t be afraid to use it! Shoot lots in order to get ‘that’ shot.
- Look for the light first…then wait for the moment.
- NEVER use the flash on a smartphone!
- Using two hands and bracing your elbows in gives better stabilization when you take pics and less motion blur.
- Shoot pics from heights other than eye level. Gives a unique perspective that our eyes don’t see every day.
- Use sunglasses as a glare filter and binoculars as a zoom lens…fun idea!!
- Mount phone to a fully extended monopod. Set timer on phone camera. Lift monopod above head for a unique view/perspective. Great for crowd shots.
- Look for brightest spot in picture and set manual exposure to that.
- Light matters!
Josh used a giant light source to represent the sun/nature light to show how light matters and changes a picture drastically. Look for the light first!
Josh demonstrating how to stabilize your phone for a better/sharper picture.
Josh shared tons of his great mobile shots with us which really helped me as a visual learner. I also enjoyed watching my friend Evonne stalking him throughout his presentation ;). Thanks for the invite Evonne…so glad I went!