Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Busy busy busy

Andy and I just got back from Utah yesterday. Now I have even more to catch up on. I'm going to have to go back and fill in the gaps.

Last week I did something different--I taught a photography camp at the YMCA. (Marianne Gary was going to teach it, but realized she was going to be out of town, so she asked me if I'd like to do it.) It was quite an experience. Thirty kids, ages 5-11, for two hours a day, Monday to Friday. Whew! Fortunately I had lots of help. There were a lot of wrinkles to iron out (being the first time they've done anything like this) but overall I think it went well. We talked about the rule of thirds, had a photo scavenger hunt, played with window light, and on the last day we did some fun trick photography. I don't really have anything to share, though, since I don't have permission to post pictures of the kids.

I'm also behind on my blogging because I've been watching Korean dramas on hulu. I just discovered them a few weeks ago. It's fun to be able to follow the basics of the language (and understand the nuances of things like verb endings and forms of address) and have the subtitles to fill in any vocabulary that I don't know.

Today I made this (with some help from

I asked Kate if she could pick out the Korean, and she did! I was pleased.

(진짜 생일 아니예요, 그냥 예로 쓴거예요!)


Helen in Australia said...

Do they all say the same thing?!

I guess the digital era makes feedback on photograph taking SOOOO much quicker. Imagine trying to get 5-11 year olds interested back in the days of negatives and film! Delayed gratification AND chemicals!

Mimi said...

I'm geekily excited I can read the Russian.

Expatriate Buckeyes said...

Sounds like you are having a busy summer. :P

My kids love making stop action movies of their stuff. That would explain why I can never find ny camera when I want to make a picture.

Expatriate Buckeyes said...

That should be - take - a picture.

Kathey said...

that's way cool.--M