One thing I love about my job (besides my actual job!) is that we have some incredible benefits to take advantage of. I am so grateful to work in education and for an employer that values continued learning. With a variety of different opportunities, this year I'm focusing on taking advantage of some different creative classes and decided to start with photography.
|Photo courtesy of my friend Tory during class!|
I've always been interested in, and also intimidated by, photography. It is such an essential skill to have in life because you can have incredible crafts and talent, but being able to capture it well takes it to a different level. While I am no pro, I must say that I love knowing how to use the "fancy" functions of my camera and haven't shot it auto once in 2015.
The class has really pulled me outside of my comfort zone as well. I tend to pick up creative skills easily and the two things I've been focusing on this year, photography and calligraphy, are crafts that haven't come to me too quickly. There has been a lot of trial and error and a whole lot of blurry photos with terrible light. But, it's getting better.
Here are some of my favorites so far! The first few are from my friend Erin's baby shower which I still need to share more about, the details were incredible. Of course there's some volleyball, which has been a really easy place for me to work on my skills although shooting indoors is tricky. Lastly, a few snow shots from around campus as a part of my class homework. Enjoy!