Photo 100 out of 365 – “Jake”

Settings: ISO 400, f/8, 1/100 sec, 200mm lens

Since I missed posting yesterday I’m posting twice today and… drumroll please… here we are… my one hundredth photo of the day!   I can’t believe how quickly time is going!   This here is a photo of Jake. Jake is Mark & Julie’s gorgeous and utterly charming son who we had the pleasure of hanging out with this weekend.  I love taking pictures of children.  They tend to be much less shy and self conscious than most adults.  And they’re so beautiful and honest and have such a sparkle.  Isn’t he beautiful?

Anyway, the other day, I went up on the roof of our apartment building to take pictures and I ran into a woman who lives downstairs from me. Turns out, she is a totally self-taught photographer… started seven years ago, and now runs her own successful photography business!  She does mostly portraits of newborns and young children, as well as weddings.   She was extremely nice and super willing to talk with me and answer all my hundreds of questions.  She actually taught herself Photoshop using the online tutoring service Lynda.com that I just subscribed to last week!   Lynda.com offers high quality online video tutorials covering a gazillion different software applications.  I’ve already started up with a Photoshop beginner course and a WordPress tutorial – you have to pay a monthly fee ($25/month for access to all the videos you want and $37/month for access to all of the files they use in the tutorials so you can follow along on your own computer).  It seems like a pretty awesome service so far, seeing as Photoshop classes are QUITE expensive!  I just have to take advantage of it throughout the month to get my money’s worth!   Anyway – meeting her gave me a little boost of inspiration.   I looked at her work and she seems very talented – and she said I can call her anytime for a chat or get together!  Very cool.

Oh – and PS… I made a ridiculously delicious recipe tonight – mini turkey meatballs with a homemade marinara sauce.  It is from Giada De Laurentiis and it was OFF THE HOOK!!!

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2 thoughts on “Photo 100 out of 365 – “Jake”

    • I want to upgrade to Lightroom 3 and do that Lynda course too! Sausage & pepper linguine looks good! I’m always looking for new yummy recipes.

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