It’s been a busy week. I’ve been getting the old laptop backed up so I can get it back to the blues society. I’ve been backing up the current computer because, well, that’s what you’re supposed to do. I’ve also been out ‘splorin’ the area a bit.
Yesterday, for the first time ever, I saw rainbow clouds. I wish I could have photographed them, but it didn’t happen. They were gorgeous. Magical. I don’t know how else to describe what I saw.
Today, I saw a few again. I also saw the mountains lit up by rays of sunshine poking through dense clouds. Where yesterday was warm, today was rather chilly. At least until I found a spot in the sun, blocked from the wind. I played lizard and sunned myself accordingly. When there’s a 24 degree drop from one day to the next, you take whatever warmth you can get!
Tomorrow is training day. I have an orientation to attend for an upcoming event where I’ll be, essentially, a paparazzo. It’s a dinner/dance for special needs teens and adults. They get to walk a red carpet and sign autographs and basically have a great evening. I’m very excited to be a part of this event and I can’t wait to learn more about how the evening will unfold.
One thing I know I need to get before then is a flash unit. I could borrow one, but I’ve discovered I really need to work on flash photography so it behooves me to just bite the bullet and be done with it. I have a few other events coming up that will require flash and it’s better that I feel comfortable with the unit before I really need it. In the old days, back when I shot film, I never really worried about flash. It made sense then. But so did studio lighting. These days, I feel like a fish out of water when it comes to studio and flash photography. For the next few weeks, every day will be training day and I will learn to flex those photographic muscles until I’m comfortable with what I’m doing. I aim to improve myself and my skillset. I want to be better. At everything.
Also, found out that the insurance company will pay for some retraining. I’m going to see if a photography course at the local community college will be covered. Can’t hurt to ask, right?
Now that I’m totally exhausted (it’s been a long couple of days), I think I’m actually going to hit the hay before midnight for a change. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.