Sunday, January 18, 2009

Getting my free time back....

With the ending of the regular NFL season (which means no more football pool!) and a change in jobs, I am getting my free time back!

I have been focusing on really learning my camara (Canon Rebel Xti) and taking better pictures. Colleen's family gave me an online photo class for Christmas through Perfect Picture School of Photography (ppsop.com) on Pet Photography, and I am absolutely LOVING IT!

Colleen, mom and I met with a group of photogs from the San Diego Photo Forum website last week for a group shoot in Old Town and Presidio Park. I took along Copper to use as a model for my first class assignment - natural light.

I have also started scrapbooking again! Completed my first layout since November! That's the longest I have EVER gone. Glad to be back at it and I will be adding a slide show here with my favorite layouts.

CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Winter is coming up in Anaheim at the end of this month - I look forward to getting all the inside scoop from my friend Tracy who will be manning the Helmar Adhesive Booth (check out their blog-the designers are fab!)

http://helmarusa.typepad.com/blog

Well, there's my quick update for now! If you are a turtle-lover, check back in the next day or so - - I just went on a shopping spree at PetSmart today (shhh! don't tell my husband!)& will be posting some pics of Sheldon the Wonder Turtle and his tank.

Love that little guy!

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Shirley said...

Oh I love that shot of your cute puppy! What a super fun gift to get a photography class and you're already doing great!

lovethatonephotography said...

You rock, sis! Those pet shots are awesome! Hope your time frees up even more, so we can go play with our cameras more!

JoEllyn said...

LOOOVE the cooper pics!!!!! how fun what a great present!!!!

Michelle Lanning said...

ohh that is a great shot!! I can't wait to see what else you learn!

just lisa said...

Those pictures are FANTASTIC!! I love them Shelly!! You are going to learn so many great things too!

AbbieTorroll said...

I LOVE that shot of your doggy by the phone booth!! I am going to check out that photo school!! You are taking some fabs pictures girl!

Nikki Sivils said...

Great pictures!!!!