That about sums it up here.....work, work and more work. I am not a fan of the 10 hr shifts management has inflicted us with. I loved my 12 hr shifts. I worked only 3 days a week and had so much time for myself. Totally not the case any more. I am finding it hard to find time to start to work on my long term/final project for my photography class. I at least have my subjects chosen, but now I need to schedule them for shoots, which is not an easy task.
I am also getting ready for my Tanzania trip. I started my travel shots 2 weeks ago, paid for my trip, filled out my visa application and started to make a packing list based on the "suggested" packing list from my professor.
Scored big with a tripod! I am lucky because it retails for about $278 and I got it for less than half of that!
I received an Amex gift card for Christmas and got this backpack/camera bag . Love it! My next quest is for either 2 more batteries for my 50D or a grip and one more battery. I have 2 batteries and a grip for my Rebel. I plan on taking both cameras and setting each of them up with a telephoto lens.
There is a lot of specific preparation and care of your equipment for the photography portion of the trip. The biggest problem is the dust and protecting your equipment, most important being your cameras and lenses.
I have also been thinking about how I want to document this trip. I will keep a journal for sure, but I also want to create some type of album as a keepsake. I got an email from Cocoa Daisy that said they have a bonus kit in March that features Ali Edwards' Scrapbook on The Road. I looked over the kit's contents and I think it will be perfect for documenting my trip.
Speaking of kits, I received the February kit from Cocoa Daisy and I have to say that I am kind of at a loss with what to do with some of the papers. I think this is the first time I have ever opened a kit and not had immediate inspiration when seeing it. Here is a couple of pictures of the contents
This is a screen printed canvas from Prima. Honestly, I have no clue what I am going to do with it right now.
I do like several of the papers, but the embellishments were scant this month, and I am not sure why
I'm going to a weekend crop in March and I will be taking all of these with me
I have an idea for a project using these used up gift cards. I'll be posting the how-to here while I am away for my crop weekend. And no, these are not my expired cards, although I know that thought had jumped into several peoples' minds when they saw this photo! The staff at my favorite Starbucks saved them for me. They are the best!
I am playing with some lighting techniques in class and using strobes and soft boxes. One of my classmates has a go-go attitude and will try anything to see if it will work. Its been fun. Not that I will ever remember half of what we've experimented with, but hey, you have to take the plunge if you want to learn.
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