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I took a photography class once.

It was great and I learned a lot about editing photos.

Every week we had an assignment such as

Texture:

Seeing things in a new way:

We had to take a self-portrait:

And then the final assignment – the Granddaddy of them all.  We would have to find a model and take portrait shots at the studio with the teachers wonderful and very expensive camera.  I was a nervous wreck.  I thought I had things ready but when the day arrived I suddenly found myself without a model.  As luck would have it, the only person I knew, who was available that day was our youngest son and he was less than thrilled.  In fact he tried to talk a friend into taking his place.

I think money was even involved.

But the friend couldn’t do it and he was stuck.

He was ticked.

 Can you tell?

He only put up with it for about 10 minutes and then he was gone.

But I’m pretty fast with the shutter. 

This comes from years of practise – trying to photograph small and speedy children.

He was mad but once he saw the photos I think he decided maybe it wasn’t so bad.

He even asked for copies to hand out at school.  He actually begged – it was painful to watch.

Maybe it will lead into a career.  He does have those bedroom eyes (or so I’ve been told).

Not bad for an onery,ticked off, rough and rowdy cowboy – with an attitude.

 

 

 

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