so, i got photoshop. a couple months ago actually and a friend hooked me up with some actions and a friend and another friend hooked me up with a little help, but i am still lost. i have this problem and i can't seem to sit and focus and figure it out. when i get confused i start looking at blogs, then i look at more blogs, then i come across cool photography blogs that make me want to learn it more then i try and get frustrated and it is a terrible cycle. plus, you can do so many funky things to pictures, but i usually just like them to look natural. but then i see cool pictures on photography blogs and i want to play on photoshop- and then we are back to "the cycle".
i like to take pictures. no, i love to take pictures. it's fun. it's freezing a moment in life that you want (or don't want) to remember. or it's capturing something beautiful and then you can share it. sometimes i think i would love to have a little photography business (who doesn't?). i remember back in the day plotting with my sister that we would start a company to do weddings- she would do all the wedding planning and i would take pictures and have my own dark room to develop in. man, i miss darkrooms- how much fun did we have in high school photo (lauren? oh wait, you never did anything and had brad do it all ;) )? it is way more fun to play with photopaper, lights, and chemicals in a room with a revolving door than to play on the computer, i think. anyways, brynn and i decided we would overtake my great-grandma's house in laguna and that would be our headquarters. it's funny to think about now and i don't think that my grandma who now lives in that house wants to be kicked out of her home. i would still love to do it though.
so i think i need some of your help- anyone want some pictures taken of their kids or family? velzy and ivy are adorable and all but whenever you take a camera out around them velzy puts her head down and make a really weird face and ivy says "cheese" and has a cheesy smile. i really just want to take some pictures to play around with, and i will give you a disk with the end results- that way you get some pics and i get some practice. i figure, if there is someone who is waiting for some pictures maybe i will sit down and get something done while luke is doing his homework rather then enter into the dreaded "cycle" again. so let me know, comment if your around here (that being the inland empire and orange county) and want to play for a bit. who knows, i might actually learn something.