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Monthly Archives: February 2012

testing, testing…

January and February are two of my slowest months in the photography business.  I actually enjoy it… it’s so nice after a busy fall season to get refreshed and try out a few new things.  One of the things on my list that I’ve been meaning to try is “back button focusing” on my camera.  I know a lot of photographers who think back button focusing is total awesome sauce.  They swear it gives sharper images and is easier to use than shutter focusing.  So I tried it today.  I carried around the camera all day, taking pictures at the kids’ school and at home, and I used my back button focusing feature the whole day.  Honestly, I’m not sure what all the fuss is about.  I wasn’t that impressed.  I’m still not sure whether I’ll stick with it or go back to shutter focusing, but at least I can say I gave it a try!

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Torin’s birthday party

It’s party time again!  We had nine 3rd grade girls in our house on Saturday morning, plus one slightly bored 1st grade boy, and I think it was my favorite party ever.  They made rings, they folded paper fortune tellers, they ate donuts, and they had a scavenger hunt that required them to run all over the entire house, collecting strategically placed items such as paperclips and puzzle pieces.  (Side note: anything that requires 9-year-old girls to run also apparently requires them to squeal and/or scream.)  I am thankful for the fun little girls in Torin’s class who helped us celebrate!


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