I just finished an online photography class for beginners and it was still above my head. That makes me sad, huh? But alas I am committed to learn more and grow in my ability to document my beautiful family’s journey and the amazing part of the world in which we live. So, I try even in my complete imbecile-dom and apparent mind block in learning all photography terms (can’t I just say it looks “pretty”:) It will take me months to really learn everything in the 4 week course and I have yet again upped my weird Mzungu stock (is that even possible anymore?) by toting around my notes from class and searching through them as I try to take pictures. My last assignment was fun as I had to document and photograph the words “red” and “happy.” It was also great to have a theme…try it and report back! Here are my favorite shots…..
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red meat, doors, and kanga (by the end of the day the meat is more grayish to be fair)
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Happy. them and me.
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and then just some ones from yesterday. A crew of screaming and excited watoto could not wait to show off the crab they found in our backyard. It was BIG people.
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here is to more happy shooting…..

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lovely Rox! Way to dive in. I love the tomatoes and the meat! The kids were a shoo-in. Keep looking – all of a sudden everything will look like coffee table book photo ops and you'll be right on it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The photograph of the little girl on her elbow just snatched my heart right from my chest. What a precious child! (THey are all good- this one is just my fav;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I like the one one the previous blog where his face is covered in sand. That could be a cover of a book about the island. Great pic. Glad I can't smell the meat one.

  4. Anonymous says:

    looking good!!!