Time Flies By....

...when you have so much to do! :) I know that's not how the saying goes, but that's really my life these last couple of weeks. Since I posted 17 days ago (!!) I have been so busy with my class that started and normal life activities that I haven't had the chance to post any personal blog posts! Today I thought I needed to post something

To give an update, my class is awesome! It's incredibly challenging and I'm already learning a lot about my own photography practice and what I'm passionate about. It's been great. I thought I would be posting my thoughts and lessons learned here on this blog, but we've been asked to create a separate blog that would only include our studies. I plan to actually re-post on this website some of the blogposts that are interesting. If you want to follow that blog and see every post, you can find it here. However, do know that it will be more academic in nature, especially since I will be speaking about my studies and concepts, rather than what's going on in my life. However, I think the posts will be equally as interesting, as it will be coming from a different perspective than what I normally come from. 

Now, time for some photos to be posted! These photos have been seriously delayed (taken in July and now just being posted). Regardless, they're fun to post!

These are fireworks pictures from the last 4th of July, right before we returned overseas. My Mom, younger sister, and I went to a park and had a great view. These were all taken with my 85mm f/1.8. 

Canon 5D Mark II; 80mm f/1.8  |  f/22, ISO-320, 2 sec shutter

Canon 5D Mark II; 80mm f/1.8  |  f/22, ISO-320, 2 sec shutter

These are all handheld (forgot my tripod!), so I'm surprised they came out, especially since my shutter speed was so slow! 

Canon 5D Mark II; 80mm f/1.8  |  f/22, ISO-160, 2.5 sec shutter

Canon 5D Mark II; 80mm f/1.8  |  f/22, ISO-160, 2.5 sec shutter

Canon 5D Mark II; 80mm f/1.8  |  f/22, ISO-160, 2.5 sec shutter

Canon 5D Mark II; 80mm f/1.8  |  f/22, ISO-160, 2.5 sec shutter

This last one I had some fun with. I turned the camera in circles during the entire exposure and came out with this! The last 4th of July, I did this the entire time. I sometimes get bored with normal firework pictures. You can see some of the creative photos that came out of that by clicking here. It was fun. :)

I'll be posting some of the things I'm learning in my class here soon! Have a great Monday!

-Ashley