“Raise your hands if you don’t know who Antwon Adams or Peter Lik is?” My hand slowly goes up, hoping that I’m not the only one. Yup, I was 1 of the 3 people that didn’t know of these famous photographers, out of 50 classmates. “I don’t know who they are but I will go home and look them up”. I was also one of the few people who didn’t own a “fancy” camera. She asked everyone in the class what type of camera they all have and it was split between Nikon and Canon. This doesn’t help me decide which one I want to buy, but I’m still leaning towards Canon. The instructor seems like a really funny down to earth lady. She went over the syllabus and I’m so excited for the assignments we have in store. One of our assignments is to go outside and find the alphabet and take a photo for each letter (for ex. If you find a crack in the cement that looks like a letter, take a photo). She hasn’t even assigned it yet and I feel like such a nerd because I’ve already started looking for things in the streets. I took my lil man to the park this evening and my eyes were wondering the whole time searching for letters. When I got home I looked up Peter Lik and he’s an awesome landscape photographer. I was totally captivated by his work, which is weird because I never had an interest in landscape photography. I haven’t been able to find Antwon Adams online so I probably have the spelling wrong. My next classes will be Photoshop, Wedding, & Children Photography.
Tomorrow Jack & I have an eye consultation at Laser Eye Center. I’ve been waiting to get this procedure done since I was 15 years old, I hope they have mastered it by now and nothing goes wrong when it’s my turn...
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.