I have never participated in anything like this before, but this one sounded fun and right up my alley. I've had a Canon Digital Rebel XT (it was the cheapest DSLR you could get at the time) for almost two years. I bought it without knowing the first thing about SLRs besides oh you know, the pictures look better. Over time I have figured about 50% of it out. Just enough to be comfortable, but I don't know really know any special tricks (read: I don't really know what I'm doing.) I also have a copy of Photoshop Elements on my laptop that I know very little about. My husband uses it for work. I want to use it too.
Participating in the photo challenge will force me to make time to work on this stuff. And by make time, I mean stay up until 1:30am while everyone else is sleeping. (Hi! Here I am. In the dark. Clicking on stuff.)
This week's challenge was take a picture of something you love.
I did not plan to take a photo of my children. It's not like me to pick the obvious easy thing. In fact, it is much more like me to pick something ridiculous like, oh, I don't know, say homemade bread, and then attempt to make the food and stage it in vintage dishes and end up with bad lighting because it is nighttime by the time the food is finally finished and then I would get grouchy because the perfect photo that existed in my imagination was never taken and end up not turning anything in at all. Yes. That sounds very much like vintage Erin. But this is new Erin. New Erin has two kids. New Erin can't even pretend to do plan A.
That's how I ended up with... (ta da)
Which started like this:
I know at least one professional photographer reads this blog. So to her and anyone else who knows what they are doing, please do not look at my crazy photoshopping. Just kinda squint. And admire Alice's cheeks.