Saturday, February 28, 2009
Today I took an Advanced Digital SLR class through the local camera store...4 hours of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, lens, flash & RAW talk. Before I went, I was a little nervous that it would be over my head. However, I knew 95% of what they were talking about & it was good to have a more modern refresher. And, I bought a 50 mm (prime) lens for taking up close & personal shots of newborns ((and whatever else)). Very exciting! Tomorrow, I'm heading up to Seymour to retake the Rockey's maternity pictures, as I mistakenly deleted them off my camera from our last shoot. Which prompted me to purchase an external hard drive. So, armed with new techniques, a new lens & more storage space, I'm all set up for picture-taking. Let the fun begin!
Friday, February 27, 2009
So, the name of this site is kind of quirky. But, I didn't know what to call it, because my thought was that I would be posting unrelated stuff here (Aryn, my aspiring photography 'business', my alphabetography projects, plus other miscellaneous topics that hit me). My mom & sister have been calling me "J-Bird" since I can remember, so that is kind of an unofficial nickname. And, this blog is going to be a place where I gather (and then post) things that interest me, therefore, a 'nest', if you will. Hey, I tried to be a little creative with it...And, believe it or not, jbirdsnest.blogspot.com was already taken! Who knew?
Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today is our 4 year anniversary...not a momentous year, but now we have a year to think about how we want to really celebrate our 5th Anniversary, right? Ironically, I forgot to wear my wedding ring today. I'm going to try to watch our wedding highlights video...ahh, but here are some photos I found on my computer to take you back. We really did get lucky that day - it was sunny & in the 50's. Not too bad for February!
I loved my dress...wonder if/when I'll ever get to wear it again... : )
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So, after much internal deliberation and external encouragement, I have decided to try out this blog thing. Not that I have many exciting things to say, but I am notorious for picture-taking & want to expand my skills even further. So, this can be my favorite-photos forum. Of course, I'll post pictures of Aryn on here, as well. Here goes!