Thank you for all the colonoscopy love. I seriously have lost count on how many I have had. Not that it makes the prep any easier, but I kinda have a routine down. Wow. Won't that look good on a resume?
Anyway, no inflammation, so I get to stay on immunosuppresants. Lots of biopsies done, and will get the results from that later. Like you needed to know that.
Well, I figure it's all out on the table now, since I confessed to possibly buying vodka to get the prep down.
Now that I have regrouped a little, I'll tell you about a fabulous photography class I took last Saturday.
It was with Cynthia Shaffer. Yes, please do click on the link. Her blog is wonderful.
I have a Cannon Rebel XT.
I use AUTO for everything.
I learned about Manual setting.
I got familiar with my manual for my camera.
Did I mention F-stops?
With lots and lots of trial and error,
I became friends with the manual setting on my camera.
It's pretty amazing when you have a gentle and patient teacher who is sheer genius when it comes to things like ISO and F-Stop.
Cynthia set up lots of props in the studio.
For 4 solid hours until we said we would faint from hunger unless she let us go to lunch,
We took notes, and learned the settings on our cameras.
And snapped away in between.
Did I mention we took notes?
We learned about bokeh:
(See Cynthia's tutorial here.)
Foam board and lighting,
Shadows and sun.
Light and dark.
The second half of the day we went outside, all around the artist's district in Santa Ana.
Opening and closing apertures, asking each other if we remembered what number was what on our cameras.
"Freezing" water, one of my favorites.
Watching the girl scout troupe play something called, "What time is it, Mr. Fox?"
Using classmates as models.
It was the best.
If you are interested, there are spots available for her March 17 class.
Click here for more information.
Have a great day!