Friday, May 2, 2008

Shooting blind!

While I don't recommend this as a way to take good photos, I'm finding I shoot blind more and more and to be honest I'm loving the results!

Here is a photo I took yesterday at a photoshoot by simply lowering the camera and roughly judging the frame.

Sure they are hit and miss, sometimes all I get is sky or dirt but generally I'm pretty happy with them.....let's face it only the digital age allows us to do this!

The photoshoot yesterday was for Lis and her family and when we can decide on which ones we want edited I'm sure she will share some more on her blog. They have a fantastic property with lots of old rusty trucks and farm machinery so it makes for a great photoshoot location and at this time of the year everything is so green and lush.

It's my birthday tomorrow (42 - not that I feel like I'm 42, I still feel about 26) and I will be at Tomorrow's Memories for their birthday 12 hour crop and I will be doing a special Make and Take - so if you are joining us I will see you there! In the evening we have some plans for dinner and Sunday looks like being a casual one too - not too many chores I hope.... yeah right!

I came across this site some time ago and every now and then I discover a great tutorial about how to make something - this morning this one leapt out at me......How to make a Moleskine Notebook.... check it out, the instructions are very detailed and heaps of diagrams too.

Paper Pesto have released their May kit and it is to die for.....check it out here. I can't wait to see what the girls' create with this kit - it looks very inspiring.

The very talented and gorgeous Judy Wilkenfeld has just returned from the US teaching at ArtFest - you can read about her travels here. Judy and Michael de Meng (they're in love you know!) are joining to bring you a very special workshop in Bali -"Temple of Dreams"A 5 day workshop March 11-19 2009 - more information can be found here at Arcangelo Productions or on their respective blogs. Looks fantastic!!!!!

Well I think that's about it for today. I have heaps to get through today, so I best be off to get it all done. Have a good one everybody!


Hannah said...

That's a great shot!! Amazing.

Sorry I haven't visited lately, I hope you are doing well and that your website is ticking along smoothly!

Happy Birthday for tomorrow - I hope you have a wonderful day!

Gayle Smith said...

Hey Sharon! Never actually thought of the concept of shooting blind...will have to try it though.
Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have an awesome day celebrating!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! Have a great day. Shooting blind - great concept, must give it a try with the Grandkids.
Cheers, Ann S

Judy said...

Well i just popped in to say happy Birthday you old duck. Then i find you posted about Bali - hi - looks coll doesn't it, can't wait. You and Steve coming??? "Shotgun" have the bedroom in the photo - ( looks big enough for the 4 of us).
Have a great day and I have to tell you your photography looks bl--dy awesome Shazza!!!

Lissy said...

Too many good shots to choose from is the problem :) Thanks Sharon :)
And Happy Happy Birthday :)

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear darling sharon,
Happy Birthday to you.

Hope you had a wonderful day and did get to relax yesterday.
(My hubby B/day yesterday)

I know what Lis means - you take so many beautiful photos when you do a shoot - it is hard to narrow them down.

Will catch up soon

Luv Ya Lots

Jen xxx

Tracey Bower said...

Hi Sharon,

Happy Belated Birthday, just catching up on your blog, hope you had a great day and can't wait to see some more of your pics.

Take care Trace.