So the next morning I took my boys out and got some great pictures of them .... and some of the stuff that Emilie taught me actually did STICK in my brain! She has great little tips and tricks to help you remember the stuff that you do want to adjust, and it works. Here are two of my favorites: (helps that the subjects are pretty cute themselves!)
I'll write more about Emilies photo workshops in a different blog post - but I was just so excited to share these two. AND I'm proud to say both of these pictures were taken on fully manual settings that I set ... not auto on these guys!
Also - I took these pictures in Butterfield canyon Sunday morning -- just a few hours before the crazy fire set the whole Herriman area ablaze! This was the view from our upstairs window Sunday afternoon, and then again Sunday evening. We were far enough away to not be in the danger of the fire - but the smoke was so thick outside we couldn't see our neighbors house across the street! All Sunday night we had to have the ceiling fans on high and the exhausts on the stove and in the bathrooms going. We had many friends that had to evacuate and my mom is friends with one of the few people that lost their home to the fire. So sad! I'm glad that they're getting it under control finally.