Monday, September 13, 2010

Snapshot of My Life

Remember how I told you that I signed up for a photography e-course?  'Member?  Well, I've officially completed week one and managed to do all 6 assignments, although some were more poorly put together than others.

I'm sticking to my promise and shooting all of my photos in full manual, which is what this course is supposed to help me learn.  I can't learn if I don't try, so I'm trying, and it's starting to click - literally.  So, I've photographed baby dolls outside in the grass, a teddy bear in my living room, a pepper on the floor, my baby at the park, a faux martini poolside...

The creativity challenge of the week was "A Snapshot of Your Life." Hum...hard. I really had to think about it. Yeah, my life is my kids, and the Hubs, and working, and playing, and how do I communicate that in a photo. This is what I came up with.


My life in a few words:  Faith, Devotion, Commitment, Responsibility, Hope, Enduring Love

And if you look deeply at what these 3 objects symbolize, then you pretty much get my life.

I'm finding that this course is really helping me think about setting up my shots.  Sure that is hard to do when you mostly photograph kids, but I need to look at what's in the background, and think about the lighting before I start snapping, otherwise I'm going to end up with sub-par pictures no matter how many I take.  I'm sure my hard-drive will Thank Faith (the teacher) for this!

Happy Monday!


16 comments:

Sassy said...

Carol that picture is beautiful! I love how just the one verse is in full focus, and with the binky on top...WOW! I think alot of Christian moms can claim this picture as a snapshot of their lives. Awesome job!

ElissaM said...

what a great way to share it all in one! Very creative:-) Enjoying that class also here!

Liz said...

Great photo!! I can't wait to see more from your class :)

Gretchen said...

Lovely picture! You'll earn an A+ for sure :)

Mama Hen said...

Carol great for you for trying to stick with the course assignment. This picture is beautiful and says so much! I love how you have taken the most important things in your life and shown all of your readers in just one lovely photo how special and full your life is. Thank you for your comments on each post. Yes, 9/11 was a day of devestation, but you are right about it bringing our country together. Have a great week my friend! I look forward to seeing the other assignments from this e-course you are doing! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Lindsey said...

Love the photo, love the idea of the symbols of marriage and family with the Bible! How creative, love it! You definitely have a gift and talent in photography!

Bridgette said...

Such a pretty picture! I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying your class.

Ashley Sisk said...

What a great reflection of your life - I'm not sure what to do for mine...a picture of my desk, me sitting editing. Hmmm.

torie@Life With Rylie said...

Love!!! My picture would probably be similar :)

Nessa said...

perfect... and those mam binks (and the scripture) are both lifesavers :)

Shmonae said...

I love this picture. It is artistic and explains who you are. perfect!

Kelley said...

Oh, that is really sweet. I love that. I love it! I think it is a great picture with even better content. On another note, your comment about emptying bedpans made me laugh out loud! Hahaha!!! Yes, I totally should've added that. I will make sure it is in the book I (won't ever) publish.

Eastlyn and co. said...

Your photo is too precious for words. You did an excellent job of pinpointing a few items that so accurately represent your life: the binky with the heart just sums up love of family and your girls. This very post is just one more reason you're so deserving of the sweet blog award I have for you. Stop by and pick it up when you have a chance. And, thank you again for the positive vibes this morning.
http://eastlynandcompany.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Just as all the other commenters have said, this is a beautiful photo. The depiction of what your life represents is so clearly stated. I think you were a great photographer before, but after this class you will be a pro!!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

This is an absolutely beautiful photo! You did a great job. I'm so jealous!!

LeeAnn said...

That is a really cool picture! You're so creative and talented. I love the way you express yourself through words and pictures.