Friday, July 11, 2008

A whole bunch...

to catch up on! I've got swim team pics, Chicago pics, new photography class pics, and other pics to share with you along with their stories! Oh! I have even been to Hawaii! Go check me out on Kari's blog!

I'll start with the photography class. I am taking a class from JessicaSprague.com (surprise, surprise) titled "Oh Shoot! Beginning Photography." It is being taught by the great Candice Stringham. She is an amazing photographer and a great teacher!

Our first lesson was about shutter speeds and we were to take two pictures, one using a fast shutter speed and the other using a slow shutter speed. Here are my pics:
Notice the difference?

Our second week was about aperture settings. Wow! What fun can this be! Here are my pics:

Notice the background how it is in focus in the first pic and then not in the second. In case you were wondering, this is a picture of a pair of pink goggles and a pink swim cap. Yeah, both assignments were taken while at swim team practices. Gotta make good use of my time while waiting for the kidos!

BTW- notice something different about my blog? ;)

9 comments:

Ally said...

I just wanted to let you know- you have THE cutest blog! I don't know you, or your cute kids- I just come here to stalk your cute blog. I took the very first photoshop class with you at Jessica's. You and Kari were always such a hoot!
Do you use a specific template from blogger? Your headers are always so fun! Thanks for sharing your creativeness for people like me! I love it!

Kari said...

Awesome facelift!!! Did you follow the directions from SMJ? Love how the center column is wider :) Your links in the sidebar are different, too ... like they have the name of the blog and then the link to the most recent post (or how long it has been since someone has posted)!! I obviously need you to come back and help me redo mine - it's desperate!!!

Deb P. said...

Love your new facelift!!!! Not too thrilled about the links showing how long it has been since I posted to my blog! (she says embarrased because obviously she's at the bottom of the list! OMGosh!!!) Hey, is this payback for the bum photo I uploaded of you? BTW, how did you do this? Maybe I want to add this to my blog. Otherwise, it is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love ya!

Brandy said...

Wow! Is this what you have been doing? It is soooo cute! I do have to say that I can't believe I posted so long ago. YIKES! How did you get it to do that? Okay, I also will stand in line for a little help in the blogging header area. You know I haven't touched it since last time you were here. Awesome job! I like, I like!

Bedie said...

Tori, your pictures are great:) Love the blog

Rachele Funk said...

I'm so jealous! Jessica dropped and broke my camera several weeks back and I am jonesing for a Cannon Rebel. . . someday!

Anyway, I've also tagged you! Deets on my blog!

Laurie said...

Love the new paint!!! Beautiful! Some day you have to teach me how to do that. Great job on your pics, my friend!!

Laurie said...

Hey!!!!!!!!! I just noticed that you dropped me from your sidebar. I wouldn't have noticed if Kari hadn't of commented on how cool it was. Blame it on her that you are BUSTED!! LOL! JK!

Patti said...

THANK YOU!! You so totally rock!! Love you!