Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Learning Curve

I feel a bit overwhelmed, but totally excited about all that is happening, with my photography beginnings!

This week I signed up for a workshop online through clickin moms. Our assignment this week, was to do three shots and edit them, only using Lightroom's basic panel. We were to do a headshot, a 1/2 body shot and a full body shot. We also had to include a close up of the eyes to check for clarity. I usually always use photoshop, in one way or another, in my edits, so it was challenging to not jump over there from Lightroom! No eye sharpening done in any of these.

Ella loves being my model! I am so thankful for an adorable, willing subject to practice on! Here is what I turned in!

This last week, was also the live wedding workshop, put on by creative live, shot by Jasmine Star! She is one of my all time favorite photographers, that I just adore! Her work is amazing and she is amazing! I learned so much from this experience and I purchased the downloads, so I can go back a hundred times over!! I totally idolize (definition of idolize: admire, revere, or love greatly or excessively) her, in a good way! I want to be her when I grow up!!

My next incredible piece of news, is happening today! Another amazing photographer Chris McLaughlin has agreed to mentor me! He is ranked #7, on Denver's 7 A-list, you can vote for him here. His work is gorgeous!! I am beyond excited! We are getting together this morning for the first time. I am ready, with my list of questions in hand. I have so much to learn and I feel so privileged that he is taking the time to teach me! We are meeting on location and will be doing a shoot! To be honest, I am very nervous, but it's a good nervous! The kind of nervous you get when you know something good is going to happen. I guess what makes me most nervous, is doing a shoot in front of a real professional! This is really what I have needed, someone to give me some hands on instruction and getting it from someone whose work I admire, is extremely exciting!

Thank you Heather and Kellie, for watching me little guys and making this opportunity possible for me!! I love you!!

Here are a few more pictures from Ella's shoot, that didn't make the cut, but they are adorable, so I have to include them!!!

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  1. Oh,our sweet Ella Bella, how colorful you are. Great job mom and have fun today on your "first day of school"lOVE U

  2. That is so exciting!!! You definitely have a knack for photography,can't wait to see where that takes you!

  3. I love that sassy little thing! And I'm soooooooooo excited for you to have such an amazing opportunity! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  4. I love that sassy little thing! And I'm soooooooooo excited for you to have such an amazing opportunity! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  5. Precious pics and you did a great job! I hope you're having a blast with Chris today - you'll love his work!

  6. You do have a great eye. And with a model like that, how can you go wrong. Darling!!!

  7. i totally have to check out this clickin moms workshop you are talking about! Congrats on the photo shoot with Chris! Hope you had fun! These are beautiful photos. I'd love to do more photography - but with all the other love to do's on my list - it get pushed lower most often than not!

  8. Beautiful pictures! sooo wish I had the time to learn!
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  9. I'm so jealous that one, you have a willing subject and two, you have some amazing opportunities.

    But happy for you! Beautiful pics!!!