About 50% of the class was far beyond my level of understanding, and there was a range of students in the class from decades of professional photography experience to "I got this point-and-shoot for Christmas." But sitting in the middle there, I think I learned a lot. It was fun to step outside myself and my little world for a minute to do something different.
This is just my teacher for an in class activity--
I was just really happy with how it turned out!
And then I got to do my homework with "moderately willing" (in one of their words--I'll let you guess which) subjects.
The assignment was for window-lit portraits,
which is why they are all by windows.
They are nothing special, but a big improvement for me--especially since I shot these in manual mode! It was a personal triumph to take pictures I was happy with on something other than "auto."
It was good for Jon and Fabio to have some "guy time," good for me to miss them, and good for baby-in-que to have a mom who can take a picture. Just good for everyone all around.