Last year I signed up for the Master Naturalist Course which got cancelled. This year it isn't being held anywhere local. I'd have to drive one way for two hours to take and evening class. Um, that won't work in my situation. So. What else can I learn?
With a rainy cold day in store for us, I did a super duper [is duper a word?] closet clean out. Out with the old worn out beat up back pack[s] I had. Clothes that I wouldn't wear any more. A pair of old dress shoes, some outdated shirts. I could have saved the material for 'something' but decided to chuck it and not waste time. Frustration cleansing!
I had a big enough load to nearly fill the back of the Outback.
I had to wait for the electrician to show and the UPS delivery because the other half won't go outside to pick up the package or talk with the electrician. Buggers!
I decided to pull up some tutorials by Gavin Hoey a British photographer that I really enjoy watching. He is a portrait photographer by nature, but has some of the most fun and interesting tutorials. He is an Olympus Ambassador but his Live Tech stuff really applies to all types of photography.
His videos in lock down were pretty funny. His wife kept making comments about how clumsy he was. Some of his very simple ideas were very fun. I watched High Key Still Life. Every time I watch a still life tech video, I want to buy soft box lights and a whole set up. But I don't. I just muck along with what I have. After all, I am not making money with my hobby.
Nothing inspiring here...but I had fun with it and added textures which is not very popular except with certain crowds. Just junk I had and tea towels for the white backround.
Another inspiration. Actually this was what I was reading the other night with my head lamp.