We enjoyed the party we covered yesterday. I was just so impressed with the celebrant, who is only seven, but plays the drums really well. He loves it so much he is taking drum lessons and has his very own drum set at home. Any parent would be so proud to have such a talented kid. And you wouldn’t think twice enrolling such in a music school and provide all the materials he would need, telecaster bridge, music sheet and other instruments.
So what do you wear during a portrait session:
wear solid coloured clothing
choose muted tones that are a bit subdued
choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)
choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that colour palette.
choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow
choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies
choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)
keep jewellery simple and minimalistic
At last, we now have some free time. My March calendar was filled to the brim, we barely had time for personal errands. Thank goodness, our April schedule is just so light. Finally I can focus on spring/summer cleaning. I still have several stuff from DS’ birthday celebration last weekend lying around the house - a whole bag of crepe paper (I still don’t know what I’m gonna do with those!), cords, pulley, quarter-turn fasteners, scissors, all kinds of tapes and some huge boxes. Also instead of booking another trip, we are planning to just take some day trips nearby. And I am looking forward to taking more summer photos during those trips. That’s more than enough to get me excited.
1. Push yourself, take risks and make mistakes.
2. Get out of your comfort zone.
3. Spend time with other photographers.
4. Take a class.
5. Seek inspiration.
6. Become a mentor.
7. Get lost on purpose!
8. Pick a theme.
9. Start a project.
10. Try new gear!
Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-to-get-over-photographers-block.
Just like myself, I can say DS is a homebody too. Or is it because of the iPad and the computer, that he prefers staying at home than going out. Though staying at home can help us save some money, we are bit worried that DS is not getting enough physical activities. Ok I also do need some physical activities as well. DH has been proposing to get us bikes, complete with kuat bike rack and all, but no thanks. I’d rather get a stationary bike to use at home. But then again, I think I’d settle for what we have right now which is the treadmill. As for DS, we plan to get him those small bikes that he also use indoors.
1. Start with a sRGB image. This is important. RGB images look washed out when posted online.
2. Resize your image.
3. Save your image as a PNG. We find that any extra sharpening is rarely needed, but if you feel your image is a little sharp try using “smart sharpen” and set it to a radius of .5px at 20-30%.
Read more: http://designaglow.com/photography/how-to-make-your-images-look-great-for-facebook/.
I love how hands-on were the parents of the celebrant from the last party we attended. They conceptualized the stage and had someone worked on it. The centerpieces were likewise a labor of love. They had photos of musical instruments enlarged and printed, and they had them displayed on each table. They even had drum mics and real guitars in the area. We got so inspired by them, we are doing all of the decorations for DS’ upcoming birthday celebration.
I guess we won’t be ordering a cake for DS’ birthday celebration anymore. It’s just so hard to look for a good baker who would deliver our cake on Easter. Besides DIY-ing will be cheaper anyway. We’ll just get a plain chocolate cake and decorate it with his fave minecraft characters.
It’s not that we have the funds, but sometimes it is so tempting to get those flat screen TVs. Most are quite affordable now compared to before. It really does make me want to upgrade all of our TV sets in the house. Installing them with flat mount will also free up lots of space making the house look less cluttered. Maybe I will give this a second thought when I have the budget though.
The whole family is preoccupied with these minecraft printables. DS is currently obsessed with those. It’s paper-, ink- and time-consuming but it’s fun. And it keeps DS away from the computer. I think he likes playing with the paper figures more now than the actual game.