If you asked me what I did today, that’s what I would tell you. I created a short film.
Or at least was an integral part of the creation. I came up with the concept, set up the background, starred in it, and then left the editing to the experts.
The result? A short film that introduces me and my blog. It’s a fun little piece that was inspired by a challenge (hmm, I’m realizing I just said challenge, I’ll come back to that). Today, thanks to the graciousness of my husband being willing to humor me in my project, we shot and edited this little intro. Watch it and let me know what you think!
I’m part of a great new community of Shopkeepers at The OpenSky Project. Their purpose: bring humanity back to shopping. They are providing a place where experts who are passionate about a certain topic or idea can connect to the people who share similar passions. And in the process find products you love. It’s taking Main Street online. They challenged the Shopkeepers to create a video intro of ourselves so that we could get to know one another better. This is my submission.
Back to the “challenge” thing I mentioned above, I’m seeing a pattern for what it takes for me to get things done. I need someone to challenge me. I’m going to think about this some more, but I’m wondering if that’s a lifelong pattern as well. Definitely food for thought.
Today’s image is a self-portrait I took with a tripod and self timer shortly after the shoot. I figured since everything was set up and I was already dressed it was a good time to take a shot. Not thrilled with the coloring or focus of the image. If I’d had more time, I would’ve taken more shots and really gotten it right. Next time.
Manual: Page 114—Filters. Learned what type of filters I can and can’t use with my camera. They recommend a filter to protect the lens. I don’t have one. Do you?
Images: Went to a Pictage User Group (PUG) meeting in ATL tonight and Gary Fong was the guest speaker so I looked at his images in his preso (even though he isn’t a practicing photog anymore – he was for over 20 years). I’ll write more about what I learned tomorrow.