I just really needed to clear my last journal off. Short lived it was!!!!
Thank you, my friends for your kind comments and all the wonderful hugs!
The other day I got a phone call from a friend asking me to take some family photos of them for their son's grad. My first response was "but.... I don't shoot people!!" But, I have a hard time saying no and I figured it might be fun to get a little practice in and see what I could do, so I agreed to give it a try!
I got there a little before hand and scouted out the area looking for some good places to shoot and then we got on with it. Now, it was hot and humid and the guy wasn't very excited about getting his picture taken so I really had to hurry and didn't get a chance to do some of the more interesting stuff I had in mind. Still, it turned out ok and the photos I think, aren't too bad. Pretty basic, but not bad.
It was really different shooting people and while I was really nervous (had the whole.... I just peed.... why do I feel like I need to
again already??!! oh yeah.... nerves!!) I rather enjoyed it! I told my son that I was shooting his friend's grad and that next year for his grad I was going to shoot him too..... he really liked that!
So.... speaking of grad, my son's girlfriend is graduating on Monday. So..... I figured he should look nice so I took him out last weekend and bought him his very first suit! It was a different experience. He looked so grown up in it and it fit him so nicely. I got a quick glimpse of him in the future, as a man and it brought tears to my eyes.
Then when I had to pay for it all (suit, shirt, shoes) THAT really brought a tear to my eye!!
They grow up so fast.....
Here's a tip for any young men who may read this..... if you are taking your girl to a formal event - such as grad - you NEED to buy her a CORSAGE!!! Yes - it's still the thing to do. I asked sonny this a few weeks ago and he said no - then he comes to me last night saying "where can I buy one??" um.... it's Sunday tomorrow and Monday is the grad , you dumb ass! good luck!!
Speaking of dumb asses, last night I was sitting here at my computer when suddenly, RIGHT OVER MY head a HUGE crashing sound of something hitting the floor. HUGE. The house shook. I froze just waiting to hear the after math and what did I hear but my two kids freaking out?? So I ran up the stairs to find that my youngest dropped a whole 4 liter jug of MILK from the top shelf of the fridge and it exploded all over the hard wood floors!! yikes!! so we had bath towels, etc out and had to practically had to wash everything within a 20 foot splatter zone... and my house is not large so that means practically the whole kitchen/living room. I have to wash the dog's bed today and it seems as though the floor is still a little sticky so I guess I'll have to do that again too. Dammit!!! Way to go kid!!
Now where is my gu.... ah..... camera? I feel a shooting coming on...
Ahhhh well - today is looking pretty cloudy and calling for rain (again) so I guess I'll get some work done inside the house and just relax. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. I am going to repeat yesterday's features, seeing as they were up for such a short time - but I'll add a few new ones that I've collected since then. Love to you all!
A List of Links for tutorials/info that I've found to be useful!
Basics of Pen Tool [link]
Making Photoshop Brushes [link]
Adding Borders in PS [link]
Depth of Field [link]
PS Borders [link]
The Pen Tool [link]
Making Textures [link]
Layer Masks and Colour Gradients [link]
GavTrain Photo Training [link]
Manual HDR [link]
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