I am an amateur photographer in every sense. But, I have the beginnings and desire to become great. Modern technology has taken the art of photography to new levels. Some say that the camera makes all the difference (which is semi-true because we all know that we've come a LONG way from disposable cameras and inexpensive film cameras), but the person holding the camera is more important. I do not have a fancy camera (maybe soon...), but I still enjoy the art of shooting.
I believe that photography is about seeing things and I mean REALLY seeing them. A wrapper in the street, a crack in a building, a sconce, a man sitting on a bench- all become so much more if someone just SEES THEM. And with a camera in your hand you can capture moments and objects that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. The beauty I see in things is very different from what you see and that's one of the great things about art. Someone may not understand why I chose to shoot something and that's okay because in that moment it was important and beautiful to me.
These photos are from a trip HillMill & I took to Olvera Street in Los Angeles.
Oh what do you do in the Summertime when all the world is green? Do you plan a big day? Forget it's a holiday? And drive all around the beach? Is that what you do? So do I! (This is SO MUCH MORE effective if you know the tune to that song!)
Jake, Chase, Christopher, and I (yes, three lovely men) headed to the beach for what was supposed to be a fun and relaxing day only to run into thousands of other West Coasters with the same idea. We drove for about 45 minutes looking for parking and finally ended at Huntington beach. Our grill for hot-diggity-dogs didn't work, so we grabbed some comida at a super authentic Mexican stop.
So, although the original plans failed miserably (including our precious Hill not making it!) It turned into a great day with good friends.
On Friday, after grabbing Cafe Rio. (Mmmmm!) Hill, Jake, Chase, and I tested out shutter speeds and sparklers. If you leave the shutter open longer, the camera catches ALL the movements. It was an entertaining night.
Meet the new Glendale 7th Relief Society Presidency! (+two)
I have been called at the R.S. 1st Counselor.
This is WAY different from similar callings I had while in school because in school, I only served for that semester (3 months) and was then released. Here, the positions are typically held for about 2 years. I am very excited and blessed to be working with these amazing women! Here's to the road ahead!