Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Photography Edition


I’ve totally become consumed by photography. It's something I've enjoyed for a really long time, I just haven't made the time for it.

I borrowed my father-in-law’s nicer camera so I could take pictures at a higher resolution. He’s so cool, I can keep it until he goes on vacation again – he’s just going to use the smaller point-and-shoot.

I took a half day on Friday so I could take pictures of Hot Air Balloons. (Cool stuff coming to Picture This real soon).

I have a light diffusing cube & big ol’ lights on my dining room table.

I opened an ETSY store in an attempt to sell some of my photos. Is that being “full of myself”?

I carry my FIL’s camera, our Fugi Finepix, and a tripod with me everywhere. At the very least they’re in my car.

Hubby had to buy more memory for my laptop because of the amount of pictures I’ve taken recently. I need to seriously get rid of the stuff I wouldn’t sell, put up in my own home, enter in a contest, or use on Picture This. Do you remember the days when you thought about what to take a picture of? Because you had to pay for all the prints. Or carry around a hundred flash cubes.

I never had a camera that needed flash cubes. My first camera was a “Disc” camera. It was pink. Yah, I was cool. *eyes roll*

I feel like a dork putting the Fugi on a tripod in public. It’s a point-and-shoot camera. You’re supposed to point to something and push the button. No set-up required. It takes darn good pictures worthy of using a tripod in low light situations, but I still feel like a dork.

I’ve entered a cutest pet photo contest. Vote for me! All the dogs & cats are getting the votes. I've got a bird and he's really, really cute.

I’m pretty insecure in my photography whenever I’m around other people with nice, expensive cameras. For all I know, their shots are blurry or off in color, but I generally think everyone is better than me.

I hate having to save money to buy a nicer camera of my own. But that’s reality folks. I don’t need it, but the instant gratification in using a credit card is sooooo tempting. No, no, no, no, no! I’ll have to smack my own hand later.

I’m not the only one who is random this Tuesday. If you want to know what other people are babbling about, visit Keely’s place and click on some links there.

Silver lining:
  1. I think I take pretty good pictures. The time, effort & expense may pay off someday. Like when I’m dead. That’s when art becomes valuable, right?

  2. I live in a pretty picturesque town so, in general, I don’t have to travel to take pretty pictures.

  3. I don’t do portraits (even though I know there is more likely to be money in that before I’m dead) so I don’t have to put up with uncooperative, picky people.

12 People Laughed Along With Me, Won't You?:

Randa said...

I am excited to see the pics of hot air balloons! I've always found them mysterious and a key to far-away lands....I guess I can blame that on my favorite childhood movie- Wizard of Oz.

Seansmoma said...

I hate money! WHY does everything take so much money?? I'm trying to save for a trip to Portland in February . . . Yeah right!

Resist the credit card temptation. You'll be glad you did later when you're NOT paying the bill.

p.s. Thanks for stopping by my spot.

shortmama said...

I am saving money for a camera right now too...it stinks! Wouldnt it be nice to just run and buy whatever we wanted!?

Anonymous said...

I'm your number one fan Sis- beside your hubby. Don't feel silly- follow your dream. Screw what others are thinking. Love -lil sis

Big Mama Cass said...

One thing that changed my whole perspective on my photography was this... *I* Love my work. *I* think I am fabulous. That's all that matters. What YOU think of yourself. Do you like your stuff? Then you are good! And the camera does not make the photographer. It's the shot that makes it. :)

Swoozie said...

Oooooh! An Etsy store?!

((running over ther right now!!!))

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill said...

I am no good at saving money. I start saving it and then spend it on my kids. Always the kids!

Someone's Mom said...

My first camera did have those photo cubes, and they would spin around as you used each side. I have also learned to love trying to capture great (well on occasion almost great) photos. I don't get all that many that I love, but once in a while...it works. Good luck with the Etsy store, I'll check it out!


Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I am not good at saving money, but I love to spend it!

I love taking pictures, it relaxes me.

Cougar Tales said...

I can't wait to see your pix!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You had such creative ideas.

Good luck with your ETSY venture.

Casey said...

Very cool, I'm glad you're digging on photography. My dad is in his mid 50's and just signed up for photography school. I want to go next!

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