I saw her bringing out tons of equipment and my mind was going
crazy wondering which items were going home with me? She excitedly told me about
the tripod, the big reflectors, the external flash, the light meter, and last
but not least a professional (or what I like to call a “fancy”)Camera! When she
said “I am giving all this to you since I don’t use it anymore”, I almost peed
my pants. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Aunt April, you just HOOKED ME UP! I have no clue how to use the camera and I’m not going to lie it’s pretty
intimidating. The camera is big, heavy, & bulky, so I named him Monstro! (it
reminds me of the whale from Pinochio, don’t ask me why, it just came to me
lol). Now that I know that I have all the equipment to get this party started
I’m ready to finish my classes and Go Pro!!
When I woke up this morning the only thing on my mind
was to get to the camera store to buy batteries so I can play with my new toy. But I had to
slow my roll because I had a class first. Today was my first day in my wedding
photography class. I think that I’m in love with all of my instructor’s lol.
Not really but I’m just in awe of their work and how passionate they are about
it! It’s awesome to know that most of the instructors started out as students at
this school and they all have full blown photography businesses and teaching
their techniques is their second job. It’s so cool to see how they so openly
share all of their shooting secrets.
I feel like I have learned so much already. I have 2 homework
assignments already. First is for my children photography class to bring in 2
photos of a child; good & bad quality. I will post up with ones I submitted
and let you know the feedback from the teacher. The second assignment is for my
wedding class; take a photo of someone standing, walking, and running towards me
in the middle of the street. So now I have to start begging for one of my Jackz
to be my model…
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.