Thursday, February 4, 2010

Look What She's Reading!



My little cutie and such a beautiful book -- even though it just arrived in the mail (for me!),
she nabbed it and started flipping through the pages.

It is such a great little book! I've been a big fan of Nicole's "A Little Sussy" blog for some time and am so excited that she wrote this incredibly helpful book. Plus, she has just started an on-line class for those of us who don't live even remotely close to San Francisco or any of the other cool locations where she teaches. I'm hoping to get into the on-line class when registration starts this week.

I took some photography courses a few years ago at my local community college, but it seems that work and life in general kept me from practicing what I learned, so I've all but forgotten most of it. Sometimes I'll get a photo I really like, but there's definitely room for improvement!I'm hoping Nicole's class gets me away from my point & shoot camera and back to my dslr more. Keep your fingers crossed that I get into the class!

I was kind of on the fence about signing up for it or not, but then I read Jeanne's blog the other day and a little light bulb went off. Of course, I keep dreaming and hoping to improve my picture-taking, but if I don't practice and work at it, it just won't happen, will it? So, I'm going to adopt her motto -- "Training is the Opposite of Hoping" and get busy!

20 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures! Miss M might need her very own digital camera soon! I can't wait to hear all about the class!

Kim said...

I want to take a class too! I'm going to check this book out and take a look at those classes. To bad we don't live closer, we could help each other out.

Great photo of Miss Maddy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh Jan, this is SO Exciting!! the book sounds wonderful.......and I really hope you can get enrolled in the online class!! Follow your dreams girl!!

xo,

Lisa

Courtney said...

Cute pictures. Looks like you may have a little photographer on your hands!

Jean said...

Oh I may have to get that book! I am not sure when I will have a chance to focus on photography but I have always been interested in it!

Let us know how the classes go! I'll have to check out those other blogs, too! Have fun!!

Maddy is so cute!

Kim said...

Awesome! I need to check this out for myself. Miss Maddy is so cute! Can't wait to see her and her dad tomorrow. I am excited to decorate tomorrow too!

Michelle said...

Maddy looks so cute holding that book! Maybe you could both go on photowalks together. Now that's my idea of fun! :)

Colleen said...

the picture is so cute...thank you for the blog link....the course sounds wonderful and perfect...I'm happy that you are going for something that you enjoy : )

Felicia said...

Oh how cute. I think you have a little photographer on your hands :)

nicole hill gerulat said...

that is so adorable --so glad google alerted me of this.

thank you thank you! hope you enjoy the book and online class!

Kam said...

Yay for you! I'm with ya...would LOVE to know what the hockey I'm doing with my camera! I've just ordered a few books to help too. Classes are pricey and not a necessity right now but I'd sure love to improve! Good luck and love these shots of your sweetie!

The Sanders Family said...

Looks like such a great book. I'll have to check it out, thanks for sharing. Super cute photos too!

The Byrd's Nest said...

What a smart girl;) I just love how everyone is getting into cameras and taking pictures of their beautiful children!

Casey said...

Like mother, like daughter!! I should be reading that one too!!

Tracey said...

What a great idea to take an online course...I have been wanting to take a photography class for awhile now but never seem to find the time...online would be perfect!!

Hope you had a nice weekend ~

:) T

Sharon said...

So cute. What a neat thing that would be to have mother/ daughter photography hobbie!!!

EllieNat said...

Your pictures are soooo cute! Maddy looks adorable!

Good luck with your online class. Sounds like it could be alot of fun

Super Mommy said...

Like mama, like daugther! Thanks for the link ...I'm going to check it out too!

sanjeet said...

To bad we don't live closer, we could help each other out.

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nicole hill gerulat said...

Will you add this photo to our online flickr group?

http://www.flickr.com/groups/nicolesclasses/

I'm going to start a contest for people to upload pictures of their books for a chance to win online classes.

THese pictures of her are so so cute.. i'm very excited. :)

THanks!

Nicole