Photography – Course Recommendation

Hello Everyone ~ 

In all the time that I have had this blog, I have never done a product recommendation. No, this is not a course that is for my own profit, but one that I have been taking as a student since the beginning of the year. While I do use some stock photos, I try to use many images that are my own as I  work to grow my photography. Some of the images that you have recently seen, came from my studies. I have found this course very useful in helping me with my photography skills while also being very affordable. I thought it is something that many of you who follow, especially those interested in Photography, might like to check into. I also recently wrote a review for the course to be shared on their site that I am sharing below. Enjoy. ~  terre 

Recommendation Review: 

I thought I knew a fair amount about photography, that is until I took my camera off auto shoot mode. Then I found out very quickly that I had no clue what most of the settings on my camera were really for. It was not until I started taking 365 Days of Photography that I really started to learn how to really use my camera. It does not seem to matter what model of camera each student has, we are all learning about our own camera and equipment. This is evident by the great improving images that the class community chooses to share in the course newsfeed.

I had never really considered an on-line photography course before, but instead had opted over the years to try to learn on my own. Even though I read and re-read, especially about aperture and f-stops, I just could never really grasp these concepts. Therefore, I could not apply them in a consistent or practical way in my photos. After finding myself with more time available this past  year, I decided to gift myself with this on-line course. I have been trying for years to achieve more professional looking shots. Yes, I have taken some great shots, but to master the technical aspects so that I could repeat it again, was not in my comfort zone. 

Even though I have only been taking this class for a few months, I have already learned so much! The instructor, Kevin has spent his lifetime as a career photographer. He is highly informative, patient, and helpful as he imparts his knowledge in a self-paced class format that is easy to understand, including the harder concepts, and through daily lessons. The course integrates previously learned concepts into the new materials to increase your knowledge as you advance through the lessons. You receive individual feedback as needed to help you grow your skills.

There is so much more I can now do with my camera and lenses than I thought possible. I am now the one in control of what my camera does. It is so much more than just an expensive point and shoot. I have rejuvenated my love for photography!  I do not usually write reviews, but this course is a real bargain that I highly recommend. Thank you, Kevin, for a great course! If you want to check it out for yourself, go to photographycourse.net

 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a good weekend. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

Quilting – My First T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt Back.

Yea… it is done! Here is my first T-shirt quilt. I started this while in our Covid-19 lockdown after I got tired of doing a puzzle. I like puzzles. But quilts are puzzles… just with fabric, right? Also, hopefully you won’t be taking them apart. I am not going to call this my Covid quilt, though. But quilting has helped so much to calm and soothe me during these times of uncertainty, especially when the bad news kept droning on. It has given me a certain peace and something to plan when not being able to go as much as I want. Not to mention, I have good music in my sewing room.

I have been on a mission over the years to make each of my closest family members a quilt. It has taken me much longer than originally planned as I am a slow quilter. But it is always fun when another one is completed. Because each project takes me so long, I call this my ‘Cheap’ hobby. (Buying fabric for the stash is a separate hobby, of course.)

Tips for making a t-shirt quilt. Don’t forget to use at least a mid-weight stabilizer. Some people like to put their shirts together in strips. I can now see where this can be helpful as I had to keep ‘growing’ the sashes to get it to fit together right. I decided to put it together in sections … like a puzzle. Not everyone pre-washes fabric, but I did. I don’t trust red not to do its own thing, sometimes ugly. I had to be patient in receiving the Grand Canyon fabric panel, but it was worth the wait. The only thing is the panel is so beautiful, the quilt is now reversible. An unexpected surprise for me. So when it is reversible, where do you put the label? Another quilting friend suggested to just leave it off. What!!! But I decided to just do a very small one that does not stand out too much. Overall, I am happy with how it turned out. More important and the best of all, the person it was made for loved it. So, Happy Quilting. ~ 

Thank you for visiting today ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2021

On Writing: ‘Tell Me A Story’

 

I haven’t been on my blog this month much as life has just been in the way, especially re-doing some areas of my nest before winter comes. As with most home improvement projects, things tend to stack up and spread to other rooms to now eventually have to do something to them too… kind of like knocking down a row of dominoes, but not as much fun. Part of the sorting out of what can go and what do I keep are my books, my treasures. Writers without books? Really!

However, my favorite author, Pat Conroy has been a welcome distraction and yes he will live forever on my book shelf. If you have never heard of him, he definitely is worth your time. You will also enter and make new discoveries of the low-country and it’s endless salt-marshes and way of life. I had never seen a salt-marsh until I discovered Hunting Island, South Carolina and Pat Conroy about the same time. His first book I read ‘Beach Music’  took me into a world of what it was like growing up there with a beach close at hand, turtle nests, and a southern way of life with a rich history but not glamorized, and families with real problems that are universal.

His next book, ‘The Water is Wide’ a novel, is based on his real life experience of being an idealistic new teacher and the local politics that played out as he tried to introduce and provide a stimulating education to a group of students racially, geographically, and socially isolated from the broader world just across the waters of their small island that they were totally unaware that even existed.

If you have not read Pat, you might want to give him a try. A truly nitty-gritty, but eloquent writer who inspires me to keep at it with computer, pad, and pen. Who has inspired you as a writer?

Thank you for visiting today and to those in the Northern Hemisphere… Happy Fall!   ~ terre

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