Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On the Move

I absolutely love photography, especially now that I am taking classes.  I've been taking pictures since I was in grade school.  I was the girl who had a camera on me at all times.  (Though not in a fanny pack although that would have rocked!)  I was there to capture every moment...whether people liked it or not.
Now with this photography class, I see so much more possibilities.  And it excites me.  I can do something creative and now have an outlet for my artist side.  I do have one, ya know!  People may not see it often, but I believe it's there. It's also something outside of my mundane, everyday life at my job where I sit in front of a computer and don't venture out much.
I especially like my photography assignments.  It's sometimes hard to find time to do it, but it forces me to make time.  There's really no excuse not to go outside and take some damn pictures. 
This week, I had to play around with the shutter speed to either stop or capture movement.  I wanted to change it up and shoot a different subject, not that Huz is not a cutie pie.  I really wanted to take pictures of the girls.  Pictures of kids always get ooohhs and ahhhs.  And Tina's kids are friggin' adorable.  I only had one day to do it, and by the time I got to Tina's house, I didn't have enough light to complete the assignment.  But I did get one good picture of Carmen riding her bike.  I got this great effect by panning, which requires a slow shutter speed and following Carmen with my camera while she is in motion.
To complete my assignment, I forced Huz to be my subject again.  I shot him rollerblading on a warm, sunny day.  He had to rollerblade over the same spot like 15 times.  At the end of it, he was a bit sweaty and annoyed.  But all in all, he was a great sport.  In this picture, I was able to capture his movement with a fast shutter speed.  Oh, and he is holding a hockey stick because he didn't want to look like he was just rollerskating.  (He totally was.)
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Tina said...

Nice pics. Carmen said, "How did she do that?!?" She was talking about Wil's picture. Well, go Tara! Now we'll expect you to do all family events.

Laura said...

That's awesome. Yay for hobbies! Now we need a new tab on top called Tara's Photography! :] Our art is follower-attracting.