Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shooting in Manual Mode

Lately I have been trying to shoot in manual mode on my camera. I won't lie, it's difficult to get the lighting, focus, and aperture right for my pictures. But this is an necessary step if I want to grow as a photographer. By shooting in manual, I can eventually learn to take pictures in the sunlight.

Oh, and don't worry, guys! I have not given up on my book (yet). At don't plan to. Thank you for all your sweet comments on my funny (but oh, true) story yesterday. I never knew I would learn so much about myself...or that it would be so difficult to accomplish this goal. More on that later. Just know, right now, I kinda...feel sorry for my husband (I love you babe). Uh, I can be a mess when things aren't working out my way. I think sometimes we all need to be reminded we aren't the center of the world. And that some things aren't the end of the world. Even if it feels like they are. Oh, and that hard, difficult things are worth striving for.

On that note, I am redoing the blog, today! Just for fun. Hope you like it!

As I change, so does this space. Thank you for coming along for the ride! Also, did you guys know about this giveaway for a 250$ etsy gift card? I entered--its through the Etsy facebook page and totally legit!


  1. Great job on the new page design. It looks beautiful :)

  2. Love the new blog look! :)

  3. I really love the new blog look too.

  4. Hi,
    I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I discovered your blog just a few days ago but ended up reading almost all of it at once lol I am smitten by your writing and your personality :-) I think it's because you remind me of my best friend that moved away a while back so I miss her terribly!
    I thought you'd like to know you have a new fan

  5. I LOVE your new blog background! And I wouldn't be brave enough to try different camera things. My little brother is my favorite photographer, and in his mind, manual is the only way to go, but I'd just rather be in front of the camera and smiling than concentrating on how to get a good picture like he does. :P I'm glad he likes photography though, it's always good to know someone with those skills.

  6. I think your brother is a great photographer :) I love being able to take my own pictures because its so expensive to hire a photographer! I bet it is awesome to have both a nurse and a photographer in the family--you can never go wrong. And you can also cut hair. Adopt me? :P

  7. thank you! I love blogging and your comment made me smile! I do have a very zany personality and I love making new friends....HUGS!

  8. We're really doing our best to collect all skills in one family. :P

  9. Your background is SO pretty, the colors are gorgeous. and i stink at shooting manual- like absolutely horrible haha. your pictures turned out lovely!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin


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