Monday, April 14, 2014

We've had play-doh in the house for months in hopes that the little guy would take to making and creating, and until recently he would admittedly tell us he wasn't interested.  Now, if you ask if he would like to play play-doh he quickly says "ok!"

Birthday Beer Tour

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Last April we celebrated J's birthday with a weekend trip to Portland, this year we celebrated with local craft beer.  We drove up to Ft. Collins for the day and went to Budweiser, Odell's, Black Bottle Brewery, Funkwerks and New Belgium.

The very best part of the day was seeing this artwork at New Belgium for their Snapshot beer.  It was fashioned from old vintage cameras.  They didn't have the poster for this beer at the brewery, but I can't wait to order it online.

My Rising Son

Friday, April 11, 2014

Most days I'm well into the work day as my little boy is starting his day - I leave the house before both my son and the sun rise.  So, I cherish the mornings when I get to see his first smile of the day and savor the quiet moments as he wipes the sleep from his twinkling blue eyes.

Nailing Focus: Karen Russell's Making the Shot Three

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I've talked about Karen Russell's photography workshop somewhere in a past post.  I can't say enough about what an awesome instructor she is, and really recommend her full class for those who want to take better pictures and understand the full capabilities of their camera.

She has released several breakout type sessions dedicated to specific topics (such as low-light photography), and just this week she has released Making the Shot Three: An In-Depth Discussion on Focus.  This issue is available to anyone (as prior issues have been exclusive to those who have taken her workshop).

Making the Shot Three

It is a beautifully designed, and well written, 139 page PDF.  You also get the option to add-on forum participation with Karen where you can ask her questions about the materials.  If you are looking for something to help you on your photography journey, get over to her site and purchase this issue!