When my blog crashed, I didn’t re-install a spam plug in and so I have had an overload of spam lately. I don’t like using captcha because I know how annoying it can be. But hopefully the spam plug in I installed with at least help to where I don’t have 500 spam comments a day.
I haven’t been the best blogger either. I’ve been busy practicing my photography and on the weekends, I usually manage to talk the hubby and at least 2 of my kids into going on short road trips. My 16 year old (wow…that makes me sound and feel old LOL) usually doesn’t care anything about going. I am don’t know if we’ll have time for a road trip this weekend. My cousin is getting married tomorrow at 2. So there’s my whole day pretty much. I’m not sure about Sunday and I haven’t really thought of anywhere to go.
Homeschooling with Trey has been…challenging to say the least. However, he does seem to be getting better with his math. His reading/comprehension skills are excellent, so we’re focusing more on math now. When he was in kindergarten, he was reading at a 4th-5th grade level. So I think it’ll be ok to concentrate on math skills for awhile. He also loves science and social studies so we throw some of that in too. I really think he does so much better with homeschooling and won’t even listen to any mention of public school LOL. He’s one of those kids who really benefits with one on one teaching. He likes finishing his school work then having the rest of the day to do what he wants. School doesn’t take that long because I am only teaching one child whereas a teacher in a school has 20-30 kids they are having to help.
I have a ton of stuff to do today, so I guess I need to get off the computer and get it done. But before I close out the post, here’s a few pics of my awesome kiddos:
I’ve been busy editing and adding pictures to my photography site. I am considering buying the domain name and self hosting instead of just having it at wordpress, just so it will have more of a professional feel to it. I love photography and I’m still learning. I just have a problem with low self esteem. The reason I haven’t actively sought out clients is because I don’t think I’m good enough at it. I have been told by several people (not all of them family) that I’m good, but I just don’t see it. I guess we are our biggest critics. My kids are in most of my photos for now and that’s just so I can perfect my technique. I mean my kids aren’t going to complain if the pics aren’t perfect. I am hoping one day I have the confidence to build it into a full fledged business.
And if you have any tips please feel free to disperse them to me LOL. I hate criticism but I realize that it is imperative if I want to improve.
Photography has been my passion for a few years now. I started off with just a little point and shoot and then moved up to a DSLR. I am still learning. Actually I think that photography is one of those things where there’s always something new to learn. However, I’ve learned that photography is not just about pointing a camera and taking pictures. Anyone can do that. It’s about having a vision of what you want to capture. I constantly take pictures with my mind. Then if I have a chance, I get my camera and try to capture what I saw in my head. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.
Recently I’ve let my competitiveness get the best of me though. I kinda gave up on photography because so many people around here have opened up photography businesses so I thought “What’s the use?” I doubt I’ll open up a business but I have got to stop letting that get in the way of doing something I love and that I feel I’m good at. I’m looking at upgrading my camera and getting a new lens. I am supposed to be doing some senior pics for Jake’s girlfriend sometime soon. I am sure we’ll have a lot of fun and his gf is very photogenic so it’ll make my job easier LOL.
If I ever do open up a photography business, I’m beginning to think that I need to open up shop in a bigger county/town. There are just way too many photographers around here in this little area. I honestly think that most people get started with photography because they think it’ll be easy money. It’s not. It’s a lot of work. It’s not just about taking the pictures (which can take at least a couple of hours), it’s also about editing them to make them look the way you want them to. That can take several hours to accomplish. But I love it though and no matter how many photographers continue cropping up around here, I’m still going to stick with it…