First of all, I love my camera. We've only been together for 4 days now, and I can tell it is a great love, one that will go great places and create great things. It's definitely going to be a task to learn this camera though. Thus far I have been practicing with manually focusing the lens. I'm not that terrible at it. Focusing on people has been easy, but sometimes focusing in on my art has proven more difficult. The details are so small and there are so many different textures, I can't tell if I've focused or not. I'm not sure if this is something practice will help or it's just something my eye is incapable of distinguishing.
This weekend I easily took at least 400 pictures, mostly of art too. There is something so nice about just being able to take as many photos as I want and not have to worry about annoying the friend who I have recruited to help me. Most of the photos were updating current art photos and finalizing my images for print-making (should I ever figure that part out).
I also played around taking pictures of various objects and people around my house. This photo, to the left, is currently my favorite picture I've taken thus far. It's my dad and Throck-a-doodle. It was just that perfect moment that I captured and it makes me happy.
I also took a lot of photos of old artwork from my RFH art class days (Ms. Parmly, holla!). I added a new page for that at RFH Archives. It's weird looking back at that artwork. Now my weapon of choice is the paintbrush, but then it was the pencil. I think I need to get back into using the pencil. I can create things with the pencil that I just can't with the paintbrush.
Anyway, I plan on trying to do an update each day this week on a lot of my paintings that I re-photographed, sharing the story behind them, as most of them have a story behind them. I also feel several of the commissioned pieces deserve a bit of a spotlight. So please peruse, let me know what you think, and check back later :D