When I volunteered to take my brothers senior pictures, I didn’t realize how much of a challenge it was going to be. I’ve loved taking photos for as long as I can remember but I’ve never felt comfortable taking pictures of people. I guess I never went and sought out models so I never really had any practice. I have primarily focused any and all picture taking towards landscapes or flowers or buildings, stuff like that. Anything but people. And I’ve loved it. I take pride in my eye for a good picture and spend a lot of time on editing to make each photo just right.
But when I finally took some time tonight to check out the pictures Logan and I took this summer, boy oh boy was I in for a challenge. The sun was our biggest challenge. Although it was an absolutely beautiful day, that meant hot, rosy cheeks for my brother. I’m taking my time on the pictures though to be sure not to butcher them or wash out his face.
It’s a great learning experience, that’s for sure. Once I finish this bout, I’d like to assess the results and improve my skills. If I’m being honest with myself; I’m a little disappointed because I pride myself in seeing things just right. And out of a hundred or so photos, only a handful are actually going to produce quality work. I hope he likes them or we’re in big trouble!!
I’ll update with more photos once I finish but here’s a sneak peak.
If I could choose a word to describe my day, it’d be ‘discouraged.’ I’ve had such an off blah day that my New Years optimism has completely dwindled down to nothing.
The highlights of my day included waking up feeling like crap and being unmotivated to do anything. My throat was sore from coughing all night and I could barely breathe out of my nose. Even though I went to bed last night around 8 o’clock, it only felt like a 20 minute cat nap. Work was just work, nothing crazy different occurred other than coming in a little late to try and feel better. I’ve lacked motivation all day in regards to getting ample liquids and eating a balanced diet. I think I’m stuffed full of candy and McDonalds on this fine Tuesday. And I’m too unorganized to do anything tonight. Mreh.
I think I’m going to just lounge and hang out on the couch until it’s time to turn in for the evening. Some people would take this opportunity to turn the day around but we weren’t all born with that go-getting attitude.
I will be giving my youngest brother a call though. That’ll brighten my day a bit since he’s such a goof. He has a big interview coming up so we’re going to be practicing some interview questions and etiquette. I guess there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all. It makes me feel needed and bright that he knows I’m confident in and good at something since we don’t always see eye to eye.
Tomorrow is hump day, see ya then.