Thursday, July 19, 2012

photography class


I've started an online photography class with Lisa @ The Long Road to China, I just love her photography and felt I need a little push in the right direction. Especially since it's been 4 years since I bought my first dslr and my self-teaching (or maybe I should say, trial through error!) has basically come to a stand still - ahem, a long time ago!

The class is called 'Push Past Your Comfort Zone' and we've been learning about depth of field, framing, pattern, perspective, leading lines, rule of thirds, etc... and it's only week two! ...6 more weeks to go!

The weather has been incredibly hot here lately and with our Letter Seeking Confirmation arriving last week... (Squeal!! ...I still can't stop squealing every time I say that!) ...I haven't had a second to spare to get out and capture images that incorporate all this material. But today, I finally made an effort to blow the dust from my camera and take a walk down by the river. Lilah's hair has been up all week as she is at a swimming camp (and LOVES it!), so disregard the upstyle... I was too lazy to take it down. And being the biased mother that I am, I think she's pretty cute no matter how crazy her hair looks!

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  1. You of all people, do not need to take a photography class! From the day I found your blog, I've always loved your photos! I can't wait to see the photos with both of your girls in them!

  2. Huh, I think this is kind of funny because I always thought that if YOU offered a photography class I would take it! Every time I upload pictures I wonder why my photos aren't as crisp as yours! Also, I love your ability to capture stunning full-length shots...not just close-ups.

  3. these are all so pretty! Miss Lilah looks so sweet with her hair up!


  4. Aren't you just lovin' the class?! It has made me realize the tunnel vision that I have had these last few years. I soooo needed this.

    Anyway, these shots of Lilah are gorgeous!!!! Just gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous photos Jill... I thought... who is that kid in that first photo?! Love the dress too, where did you get it?

    1. Hi Paige! Hope you're enjoying your vacation! I bought the dress from a seller on Etsy, back in 2008... just before we brought Lilah home from China... it is just fitting her now!!! Here is the sellers link, although it doesn't look like she has any for sale now...​Arfeiniel

  6. Good for you, Jill! Although I must say, I'm perplexed as to why you think you need to take a photography class! I think you've made amazing progress all on your own - or else you are a complete natural. But I can see why a class would shake things up a bit in a good way. I should consider that ...

  7. Wow I've got some catching up to do! I love the dress! And she looks adorable, of course, with her up-do..or any other "do" really =).

  8. SUPER CUTE hairdo and way to go on the photography class! You are an awesome photographer!!!!!