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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Well, day two must have went a bit better for Kenidi. (other then the note from her teacher confirming that she was pretty defiant most of the day today) Yesterday she came home with two nurses incident reports in her backpack from where she had been injured in class by a fellow student. Therefore, the fact that she didn't have any incident reports in her book bag today made me a relieved Mama. She does have some war wounds from the apparent battle yesterday but she seemed fine when she got off the bus. We layered her up with more neosporin and more band aids today before she left and the areas of concern look to be a bit better this evening. What a first day, eh? I don't know what was worse, learning of the cat fight or finding out that she went swinging after an adult herself. Oh yeah...welcome to our world.

I just finished cleaning up dinner and am off to sign into my next online photography class. We are discussing "curves" in photoshop tonight. Fun stuff! I'm learning tonight - not teaching. Speaking of teaching though, thank you to all of you who have signed up for the next round of my photography workshop today. I know we are going to have another great class on our hands. Also, if you have questions regarding what topics we will be learning, don't hesitate to contact me. I hope to post a blog update again tomorrow and then from Friday on, I might be a little MIA for three days. I'm totally stoked to be participating in a mentorship program with a local photographer here in Indy. I'm spending three straight days with her (from 10am in the morning until 9pm at night each day) as she teaches me the ropes and instills in me the knowledge she possesses regarding photography. She is an award winning creative portrait photographer and I'm so humbled and honored to be working under her and to just be in her presence - soaking up all of her talent that she is so willing to share. She has traveled the world to areas such as Australia, England, Hawaii, etc. fulfilling requests for her mentoring amongst colleagues in the industry. There are no words for the excitement I have regarding this mentoring that she is doing for me. I've literally been busting at the seams for Friday morning to roll around. I can barely contain myself. I'll definitely be sharing more about who she is and all that she taught me come Monday. The woman does brilliant work in the photography realm and I'm sure I'll be awe-struck while in person with her. She is one of my top favorite two photographers in the United States. Therefore, to be able to work one on one with her for three solid days is such a blessing. She has special shoots planned - even night ones - where she'll be instructing me on changing lighting conditions, shooting in RAW, commercial driven photography rather then "posed" photography, location scouting, urban and rural shoots, advanced photoshop techniques, etc. Have I told you how stoked I am about this opportunity? Until then, please ignore the pinging sounds you might hear. It's just me bouncing off the walls and counting down the minutes until the mentoring begins on Friday morning. Stay tuned...I'm sure I'll have lots of photos to share from the 3 day experience. Thankfully, we are supposed to have sunny and 90 degree weather the entire three days here in Indiana. I'm eager to have her teach me the tricks of using my available light while on a shoot. Good times~good times!

For now, it's off to learn "curves" in photoshop. Wish me luck. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this photo (above) of Brennen and Kenidi this morning while waiting on their bus. Have a great night! xoxo, Angie

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Blogger Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..I HEART her outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/12/2009 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is a CUUUUUUUUUTE outfit on Kenidi. Love it!

deb w.

8/12/2009 11:11 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Kenidi looks super stylish, as always! I hope her days at school will get better and better, and easier on Momma! Have a fabulous time with your mentor! That's amazing and I'm so happy for you. You know what I love about you? When you make up your mind to do something or to learn something, you don't just half do go at it with your whole heart. I wish I had the drive that you do. I am always inspired by how you passionately go after the things that you want to learn. I'm going to try and learn from you in that respect!

8/13/2009 12:36 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Sounds like you are in for the mentoring of a lifetime!! So jealous! Can't wait to see what all you learn! I hope you have a WONDERFUL time!

Oh...and Kenidi is lookin' too cute! (That's probably why she got in a cat are too jealous of how stylin' she is!) HA!

Amanda Rooney

P.S. I was out on the lake for the past couple of days and I was soooo wishin' I could post the photos in our forum. Your tips on shooing on the water REALLY helped!! I think you would've been proud!! THANKS!!

8/13/2009 11:07 AM  

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