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Sunday, April 06, 2008

A Little Spring ... A Little Finish

Today was a beautiful day and despite the SNOW we had on Friday, its feeling like spring! I was actually able to open the windows for the fist time and air out the house. If you live in a climate that experiences a long winter, you can't wait to get those windows open to "change the air" so to speak. I also got out for a nice long walk with my camera.

Speaking of my camera. Today I registered for a night class at the local college, Basic Digital Photography. Here's the description :

Students learn the various camera functions and how to use them to create more
interesting photographs. Basic photographic techniques are covered, as well as
understanding exposure, composition, using electronic flash, portraiture and an
introduction to lighting. Students capitalize on the advantages offered by
digital photography, such as the histogram. Working in a 'digital darkroom'
provides the opportunity to learn basic image correction, enhancement and how to
better present their photographic work. Students should have a digital camera
that allows manual control of aperture and shutter speed.
This is one of the fist course in a Photography Techniques 8 credit Certificate program. If I take all 8 courses I'll be able to : Graduate employment opportunities in the field of photography can include photojournalism, commercial, portrait and digital/web photography, and/or as a self-employed freelance photographer.

Soon I'll be spending 6 hours a week in a classroom again! LOL... but I've been having the urge to do something new and this is it.

So besides the walk, I stitched today and finished this little ornament. I started this last week when Hunter was insisting on sitting in my lap and I couldn't very well work on a round robin with a black furry beast on my lap!

Charmed Mitten Ornament - Frosty
c1998 Mill Hill - Designed by Mary Jurgens-Jones
Stitched on perforated paper with DMC cotton and Mill Hill Beads

After finishing this ornament I picked up my Cats with Baskets. This works up so quickly!


Chiloe said...

That's great you are taking a new class! That's going to be fun to read all about it. What kind of camera do you need? A reflex or a bridge camera is just fine? I dream of learning how to take pictures because it's one of my passion.

Judith said...

Great that you are getting a class for photografy, I always love taking new classes. Your finish isbeautifull and your kitties are going fast too.

Carol R said...

I think I will check out classes for photography too - a great idea - thanks. Love you mittens ornaments and the cats with basket.

Sally said...

What a cute ornament and love your cats with basket.

Have fun with your new class!

Dawn said...

Good luck with the new class:) I love Cats with Baskets!

Kathy A. said...

Your little walk yesterday was very productive - nice photos. Your snowman is just the cutest and the basket cats is coming along nicely

Nancy said...

Well, needless to say, I love your snowman. The cats are also so cute.
Good luck on your new class. You have a head start, you always take really good pictures.

stitcherw said...

Your mitten finish looks very cute, and I love the basket and cats piece. Glad to hear that you are getting some of the nicer weather there as well. Our last two days have been sunny and around 60, which feels so nice after the long winter. Have fun with your photography class, sounds like you'll learn a lot.

Lelia said...

Lovely mitten : ); however, those darling cats steal my heart

Enjoy your week-end

Doris said...

beatiful pictures and stitching :D