I cheated a little on Weekly Assignment #10 - "People" (shhh... don't tell) because the assignment was given just after I had been visiting my family and I had spent a whole weekend snapping pictures of them. Every time I visit my nieces I am focused on trying to take better pictures of people, so it is like I was doing the assignment before it was even given. So, I think this counts.
I posted a bunch of pictures of my nieces playing with bubbles here. Here are a few more to count as my "people shots".
|Capturing just one look can tell an entire story!|
|Kids with food on their faces are universally adorable!|
|I just want to eat her up!|
For Weekly Assignment #11 - "Patterns", I had the pleasure of exploring with Michelle at the Burnaby Village Museum while we were there with some of our students for a History Fair (I know, sounds super rad right?). It was a wonderful day where the kids learned lots about our Canadian History (not an easy feat when we are so bombarded by U.S. media and literature all the time), and we got the chance to explore and take pictures.
I learned 2 very important things about myself and my digital camera:
#1 - I really suck at manually focusing my digital camera. #2 - My digital photos are super BORING! I took over 100 pictures that day, by the time I weeded out all the blurry, out of focus or poorly lit ones, I had about 50. Out of those 50, I'd say maybe 25 have any real interest to them. But hey, it's all about the learning right?
Here are a few that actually turned out and that met the criteria for "pattern pictures".
All WAW photos taken with Digital-SLR Canon Rebel XS