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Posted by MackAttack on 1/10/10
Labels: food and drink photography, progress, random, real foods / Comments: (2)

This has been an extremely busy weekend! There is so much that we needed to do because we were gone for so long. My to do list looked like this:

Go to photo composition class
Go to recycling center
return Old Navy clothes that didn’t fit (boo-but in my defense, one of the items that they sent me was a baby onesie-not exactly the tank top I ordered!)
Go through magazines for recipes
Order Adobe Light room
Order photography books
Order GRE books (for Dan)
Prepare recipe posts for the week
update Recipes/reviews pages
Update blog
Buy cookbook holder from crate and barrel
Buy headset for Droid
Exercise!
Track Food again on sparkpeople
Organize photos
Put away Christmas Tree

So, I got a lot done on Saturday. Yay! The day started with an unmeasured bowl of Just Bunches. Which were followed by an (Unphotographed) serving of toaster pastries.

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Lunch was also not photographed because I ate it during my photo composition class. I have been taking classes through the Digital Photo Academy. The photoshop class was amazing and taught me a lot. The composition class was OK. Nothing I hadn’t learned before and the teacher had us take pictures but didn’t critique them. You get what you pay for. This was a 2 hour $35 class. Oh well. This is my fave pic from the class. (note: we did not drink the wine, it was a prop)

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Then I had a major camera fail. Dan made this amazing Pork Tenderloin recipe. I carefully put the plate together and turned on the day light lamps and got to work. I didn’t realize that anything was wrong until I saw the files uploading from my eye fi. They were black. I uploaded them into Light room hoping to salvage one but alas, it was not to be. 30-40 shots completely lost.

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This convinced me that I have to master the manual settings on my camera. I didn’t even notice that I had shutter speed priority set on 1/2500 setting. (I was playing around with it in my photo class). Crap. The pictures are so unsalvageable that I won’t even try to show them here.

I guess I should add “Dedicate time to working out shutter speed/aperture” to my to do list!

What were you doing this weekend? Did you get through your to do list?

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