Twice a year, my friend Dan hosts an artistic workshop that focuses on routered and hand sculpted work combined.
These are my samples you’ve seen in my own home. I have quite the collection growing, as I help at the workshops. But this round, Dan had something else in mind. He wanted me to specifically take pictures, and LOTS of them.
“Go get a camera!”
“No! It’s too expensive!”
“Get one, because at my next workshop, I want you to take the pictures with YOUR NEW camera! Mine’s on the way out. Now go get it! Today!”
“… no… wimper… OK!” (tires screeching down the driveway)
Don’t you just love permission for those expensive items?
So I gave my new camera a real workout, figuring out the white balance challenges I was having the day OF the workshop. Whew… and made out like a bandit with 570 pictures. And not one of them yellow.
Naturally, not all 570 turned out! However you’re sure to get a great few if you take that kind of volume.
So… here’s what I did this past weekend.
~ The great folks that made the event come to life ~
dad and daughter, above (isn’t that the coolest?)
husband watching wife… (love this!)
~ The tools of the trade ~
~ The masters that taught ~
~ The silent learning moments ~
~ The artistic son that made me proud ~
~ The sillier moments to further brighten the day ~
Heavy texture x 10000000 means a heeeaaavvvvyyy brush!
If you hate your bug, a good cry always helps….
The big camera dual… “Gotcha!” ” NO, I got YOU!” x 20 clicks
No, you will not get a good pic of me! I’ll goof off and make sure of it too!
~ Special moments caught ~
Grampa and grandaughter, above
Taking moving photos is sooooo much different than still shots. It was a whole new learning curve. But it was a pleasure to give it a whirl with kind folks in an environment that was a given for me.
Thanks Dan, for the fun opportunity! And a big hello to the wonderful group of folks that made me laugh and smile all weekend long. Thanks for some great new memories!
So… how did I do?