Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nerdy Photo Post.


So today I got some spectacular gadgets in the mail! 
Since I cannot afford a speedlight or a new camera at this time I decided to settle down and make do with the equipment I have. As some of you know I love browsing through the little nerdy photo items on this website called Photojojo. I found three things that I could get that would help improve my photography and keep me on a budget. 

I'm now the new owner of:
a pocket reflector
a wide/macro phone lens (ahhh!) 
& a pop up flash bounce

I took my pop up flash bounce for a quick test. 
If some of you don't know, I HATE/AM NOT GOOD AT indoor photography. It's something I really struggle with when I don't like using my flash at all. But now that I have this little piece of equipment I can bounce the right amount of light I need and make my photos look great without spending $400 on a speedlight (for now)

Here is a photo of my momma (not well in focus.. but I am trying to prove a lighting technique point so whatevs)
As you can see. It's blows her out terribly and it just doesn't look good. 
This is just a with the plain flash
Now here's the picture with my flash bounce facing directly to the center..
here to the left...
& here to the right

Notice the difference? 
It's amazing how bouncing light can really change a picture that uses flash, dramatically.

Until the next post :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Year Ago...

A year ago, I would not have even imagined me being as content as I am now. 

A year ago, I was seriously at my lowest point and I cannot even think of a time where I was more depressed than I was then. Anyone who was around me could tell you how different I was. It was terrible. Nothing my friends or family could say or do made me feel happy.

If you ever saw me and I told you about how much fun I was having or how happy I was I was faking it so bad it was ridiculous.

I'm okay with everything that has happened and have moved on a while ago from things in my past. 

I guess just want everyone to know that I'm so happy with the state I am in now. 

Until the next post. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Holla for a Cover!

So.. I went to a Demi Lovato concert on Wednesday and it was absolutely incredible! She did a cover of 'Stay' by Rihanna. To be honest I never really paid too much attention to the song when it was on the radio, but when I heard Demi belt the lyrics I just fell in love with the song! (Preferably when she does it too... biased I know). 

So anyways. Here's my cover. Since.. ya know.. singing is a hobby of mine I guess. 

Oh.. and if you want to/rather listen to Demi sing it AMAZINGLY you should watch this one. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Just a Thought

Was talking to my mom tonight about feeling promptings from the spirit. How do you know if its the spirit? Then we went onto how converts to the church always just have this amazing passion when they come to church. Full of love, stories, and craving more knowledge. 

I went on to say, well it's amazing to see a converts passion compared to someone who has been in the church for a long time. I feel sometimes for people who were raised in the church, we sometimes don't realize what we have. New members were hungering for the knowledge that we hold. They are so passionate when they join because all this new knowledge is fresh and new. They will study their scriptures & get all these spiritual enlightenments. Then I came to think of it... there's my answer to the first question my mom and I were talking about. 

Promptings become easier to spot when you're fruitfully studying your scriptures, attending church, praying, etc etc. Sometimes when we don't have that passion to thrive and learn more about Christ, promptings from the spirit may be harder to read. Once you start to hunger for more knowledge of Christ and a better relationship, that's when it becomes easier to listen to the spirit and understand what it is saying too.

Just a thought. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My new desires

This site is FULL of nerdy photo gadgets!! If you love me and you wanted to get me an awesome birthday present I would not object to anything on this site.

(cough cough, I would love anyone forever if I got the black Polaroid camera cough cough.. ps I have a birthday in September!)