Thursday, August 6, 2009

Finally did it!

  • Alright, I finally got the pictures to upload right. Seriously, I spent numerous hours on this one. Hopefully this will be the last thing that takes me this long to figure out. Very doubtful. Gee wiz. Lots of hard work. But I can see it paying off, slowly but surely. 
  • These pictures are from this past weekend. {L} is one of my good friends, and she thought it would be lots of fun, not to mention really cute, to get pictures taken with her "friend" that's a boy {M}. He said he didn't like it too much, but I'm thinking there were parts of it he being with his girl. Aww, lovely. Young love. There's nothing quite like it I must admit. It is still fun to shoot teenagers in _____ (Insert word that is more than like, but less than love). 
I suppose I will just post a few of my favorites since it is already getting late, and I have spent too much time on these already. I am a little too obsessed with photography at this time. I will need to take a breather soon probably, otherwise I might just drown in it. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Congratulations to ME!

K so usually I am not this cocky. haha. But, the photo I took of the little statue man and flower was one of the Photos of the week in my photography class. I was sooo excited to get that! It made me very happy as you can tell, so I decided to write about it. I turned in my assignment for today too. I doubt it wins photo of the week or anything, but it was cool to learn the custom white balance thing with the white paper and see how much better it really looked. Why not get it right the first time so you don't have to spend (or waste) all that time editing in photoshop. Blah! yayayayay. The end. 
As you can see, the preset settings on the camera don't always get the job done right. Hopefully I don't get lazy and I always at least try the custom WB. 
AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TARALEE TRUMAN!!! What a fabulous little lady she is. Hope you have a wondrous day and I'm sooo excited that you bought your camera today. We are going to have so much fun shooting together. :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Soon(hopefully) we'll be able to look back at these and laugh

What I mean by this title is...Hopefully soon I will be so good at photography I'll look back at these pictures I submitted to my portfolio for the photography class I started and laugh because they're so horrible and I'm waaay waay better. Lol. A girl can wish can't she? Anyway...Our teacher asked us to submit some photos for our portfolio so he can check out the kind of pictures we've taken before and see our improvement as we go. So here they be. :)
I might as well try to get one post in a day with one picture. 
P.S. I also learned how to resize the pictures so they upload better to my blog. Hopefully I did it right and they have the correct color and pixels and everything. Sorry if they don't...but I'm trying and learning. 
Ya...the colors definitely don't look right. I'll post these for now and see if I can figure out how to fix them. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Starting Over...

I guess I'll just come right out and say it...I SUCK ablogging. I suppose that means it is no longer a secret. Oh well. For some reason though, I'm going to try it out, and see if I can improve the looks of it and make it a bit better. I got distracted looking at my sister and cousins blogs today, and I figured it wouldn't hurt to get mine working again too, and this time 
NOT for school (ick!). Also, my fabulous cousin Tara told me that I should start a blog for my photography stuff so people can see my skills and what not. I decided to first go with this personal blog, and then once I actually have skills with photography I'll start a different blog solely for that or whatever. Again, I'm horrid at doing blogs, so this can be practice until I need to be good at it for whatever reason. So don't judge me. 
Let's start by telling you a little about what's going on in my life (and perhaps the only thing, seeing as I don't have a job yet). 
  • I started a photography course online yesterday
  • I also started a Photoshop Elements class as well. 
THEY ARE FABULOUS!!! Love them. I have only been through 2 lessons with PE and 1 with the photography, and so far things are looking up! I'm stoked to see how improved my photos are going to look. Not to mention all the wonderful knowledge I'm gaining and I can put to good use when I start having pretty little children. Haha. Actually, we won't start thinking about that just yet. I'm a little too young for that. So we'll change that and say "I can 
put to good use when..." My sister has her baby in September! :) Oh joy!!! A baby boy. It's going to be awesome. I hope she's excited, because she is going to have hundreds of thousands of photos of the little tyke. So many, she won't know what to do with them and will get sick of seeing pictures of her kid (lol. As if this could happen to any mother). Whelp, that's all for now. I'll upload the pictures that I took for the first assignment. No editing is done on them cuz he was just looking to see that we knew how to work the controls on our cameras. There's nothing too special about them. And then I guess I can upload a picture I edited thanks to the first 2 lessons on PE. Let me know what you think. Any critiques would be WONDERFUL and MUCH APPRECIATED, whether you know anything about photography or not. :) Gratzi. Enjoy. 
The difference in these photos is the aperture. That's basically all there was to this part of the assignment. The first photo is with a clear background. Second is an in between. Third is the most blurred (In case ya couldn't see with your own eyes, of course then there would be no point in me posting these pictures). 
Here we used a Fast shutter speed to freeze the action...and a longer shutter speed to blur the action. 
Have a fabulous day!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

C.S. Lewis

Alright, so for our final exam we are working on a project that relates to disciple scholarship (but of course). So our group picked C.S. Lewis. We've decided on a few different service projects that we can be doing, which I think will be a lot of fun! I think this is a really good project because it will help us apply what we have been learning about all semester to real life. I think I will be able to see how these people represent a disciple scholar and what types of things they've been doing, like service projects, or influential things they've produced. This will be especially cool just because they've had a big impact on the whole world, not just the few people close to them. Which is still cool and I guess just as rewarding. It will also be neat to see the other groups pick for a disciple scholar and the reasons they chose them. I'm actually pretty excited about this. And it doesn't hurt that we don't have to take an actual test! :D

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


While being here at BYU I've learned a few things. For one, there are a lot of LDS people here. Haha. No but really, I have learned that it takes a lot of hard work and commitment to get the results you want to in college. A disciple scholar is someone who works hard and keeps commitment while at the same time is learning the non-secular thigns as well. I think this pretty much sums up my life while being here. Any class you take here can be related back to the gospel in some way. Like my humanities class, it's ridiculous the presence of religion impacted people's lives in history. But it's not just relating the secular with the non secular, it's also just focusing on the nonsecular. Like going to church, and meetings, and firesides and waht not. Being committed to that too. Right now I've been committed to studying for my humanities test every tues. and thurs. with the help of my big sis MEGHAN MARIE! She's awesome for helping me out so much. I know she gives up a lot of time helping me out when she could be doing things for herself or spending time with her hubby DEVIN LEE. She's a disciple scholar too, and such a great example. I don't know what I would do without her up here leading the way. She's pretty much set the path I should follow. Maybe not follow, but make reference to once in a while when I'm in a tough spot. So thanks to her for making me see what a disciple scholar is as well. Hopefully all this will pay off after the humanities test on monday! :D We shall see. Happy day to you all. BYE!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

disciple scholar

alrighty, so tonight we had this amazing aesthetic night of beauty thing for humanities. I really enjoyed it. I thought i wasn't going to like it and it was going to be boring, but it turned out way way good! So anyway, for this night Me and Christie and Lyndsey performed "Come Thou Fount" on our violins. It was super cool. Especially since i haven't played for practically 4 years. Anyway, i thought this made me a better disciple scholar because it made me be open to things i am not usually willing to do. It allowed me to share my talents with others and just spread the joy that comes from music. Also, it was an opportunity to just bear testimony in song, and i think a part of being a disciple scholar is using your abilities to speak of the lord, and praise  him as well. It was just an all around good time. It was also good to watch other people share their talents and insights. I think being on the opposite end of the spectrum gave me a different way to view learning and accepting others. It was happy times.