Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some Pictures

So today we went to a waterfall, we were going to go to a place called Rainbow Falls but the trail was closed because of damage so we didn't get to go where we wanted. But we were still able to get some pretty sweet waterfall shots and other great pictures.

And I am working with some of the best people ever. Everyone is super photogenic and loves taking pictures and having their picture taken. I sometimes forget to take my photos because I'm too busy posing for others (because I kinda like that side of the camera better....) and everyone is so nice and encouraging. We all have our different strengths and even though some of the students are clearly more advanced, they aren't condescending and they're here to learn. It's great!

Anyway, here are a handful of shots that you can look at and enjoy. And if you're friends with me on Facebook, get ready to vote for a picture of mine that IPS will put on their page as a contest for us. The picture with the most votes is the winner and gets a prize. :-) Be looking for that tomorrow!

Click on the photos to get a closer view.

My stop motion. I'm in love with stop motion water photos

Self portrait that you take while spinning around so that the background blurs. 

This was taken by Holly Bentley. We have lots of fun!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Life goes on and on and on

Long time no blog! Life has been happening like I can't believe, y'all! And I've got so much to tell you and not a whole lot of time to write so I'm not even gonna try to sum up everything that happened and I'll just jump in with what's going on now.

I am in Colorado! I'm taking a weeklong photography course in the cutest little town called Manitou Springs. I hope sometime this week I'll be able to put up some of my photos.

It was quite the adventure getting here. My flight to Colorado was canceled so I had a huge layover in DFW until I could get another flight. I sat on the floor, people watched, bought an awesome cherry strudel, listened to music, checked Facebook, put pictures on Instagram, and was basically bored out of my skull until my flight finally took off. Unfortunately, my luggage was not on the same flight as me and that was a bit frustrating to have to go without until it came in today but I have some really good friends here who don't mind letting me borrow their clothes.

Also, I hate altitude sickness. Colorado is BEAUTIFUL but I could never live here because supposedly it takes about a year to completely adjust to the altitude and I have been feeling off since I got in last night. I had a nosebleed this morning because the air is so dry and I have random moments of nausea and headaches. Drinking lots of water is supposed to help.... but maybe I'm not drinking enough because I haven't noticed any difference  yet.

I'll be heading back out on Saturday but I'll let you know more details about that when I get back. I'm learning so much about photography and it's been so fun. The group of people here are super great and we've all hit it off really well. I know I prefer modeling for the other photographers here than actually taking photos but I'm getting better and I'm really excited about our shoot tomorrow at a place called Rainbow Falls. It's gonna be great!

Anyway, I think that's all for now, I'll try to post some pictures this week of some shots I've taken and give some more updates. Hope y'all had a marvelous Monday! <3 p="p">