I have previously posted photos of my own cats. Last week I had a day off with some friends and we decided to check out the Huron Valley Humane Society’s Cat Cafe, Tiny Lions. You pay to spend time with shelter cats and drink a coffee. It’s my kind of place. I took my camera just for fun too. And all the cats are adoptable. They do pretty well adopting cats out from the location with 2-3+ finding homes each week, usually older cats as well. These are some of the cats we spent some time with.
Have you heard about the Hobby Lobby challenge where people were going in to create portraits that didn’t look like they were taken in a craft store? I thought it sounded fun and super cool. But apparently Hobby Lobby employees complained. Michael’s Craft store, seeing an opportunity, jumped in to say do the challenge here. I read this article a little while ago and decided I wanted in on the fun at Michael’s since they were welcoming the challenge and free advertising.
One of my friends decided she was willing to be my
victim model. Here’s a few of what we came up with.
We had a blast and were laughing the whole time. We did put back everything we used! And Michael’s didn’t care at all. I also found a couple cute Easter decorations on sale. Bonus!!
My next goal is to start learning Photoshop to see what else I can do. Suggestions welcome!
I’m taking a photography class for fun. Just because. I’m embracing this new hobby. These are a few of the results.
After some time, okay only seven months, I’m changing jobs again. I’m switching for a more normal schedule which means no more night shifts or twelve hour days. While I didn’t particularly enjoy the hospital schedule I was working it did allow for some days off and sometimes in a row. So, with my last chunk of random free time during the week I grabbed my friend with excess vacation time and took a quick trip. I used google maps to scroll around and find a cheaper flight to someplace warm. Michigan is deep in the snowy season and getting out sounded great. New Orleans, LA was the winner. The flight was probably cheaper because it was just before Mardi Gras. But that was perfect for us, as neither of us wanted the craziness or expense of Mardi Gras. New Orleans also offered 70 degree weather! And sunshine! Plus I’ve been dying to put my new camera to use and New Orleans seems like the perfect place.
It was a fun quick three day trip. Boy, did I get a bunch of photos too. Some turned out well and, some, not so much. There’s a bit of a learning curve with the new camera.
With the start of my new job and normal schedule I’ll be on vacation freeze for six months. That makes me really happy that I fit in a quick trip. With the advantage of a normal schedule I’ll actually get to spend some weekends with my significant other and have other adventures.
As I mentioned, I’m looking to pick up some new hobbies this year. I purchased a really fancy camera…well, fancy for me. In the great realm of cameras it is on the “beginners” side but I still find it pretty darn fancy. Later this month I’m taking a class at a local community college to learn how to use it. In the meantime I’ve been playing with it and thought I’d show off some results. You’ll have to excuse the multiple cat photos. They are the most
willing available subjects.
I’m excited for the class to learn about all the functions of the camera. There are so many options that I don’t know how to use yet. I’d like to get outside some more but it’s been so cold around here that there’s just no way I’m torturing myself like that. Brrr.