Linky Lovin' Friday {6th February 2015} | Reading

What a week! It's absolutely flown by, which is the reason this post is late (compared to usually being scheduled to go live at midnight). I had my first week of Tafe and it was great! The first day was really cruisey. We spent the morning in the computer lab having a play with Photoshop and getting to know our teacher Sally better. She showed us some of her photos and they are brilliant. It's really inspiring to see her work and the kinds of things she has shot, gives me motivation to try new things.

Wednesday we headed in to the studio for the first time, and despite the fact we didn't get to actually take any images, we learnt a lot about the studio and how it's used, as well as the different kinds of lighting we have access to in the studio. Our teacher for camera skills is Craig, and wow, hearing about his career was really cool. He's done some amazing stuff, from being a Photo re-toucher in the time before Photoshop, working as a hairdresser and hair photographer, to being a photographer in the RAAF.

We learnt about basic exposure elements and I realised how much I know in my head but can't actually put in to words! He would ask a question and I'd be madly thinking about how it was that I actually do that and how to explain it. It's funny how you start doing things but when asked how you do it you can't actually say! I'm really looking forward to learning from Craig and getting a chance to put those lessons in to practice in the studio.

I tell you what though, I was so exhausted by the end of Wednesday, I am so out of practice with getting up super early and being out of the house by 7:30am! Punky is so self-sufficient these days, and despite the fact that she is awake at 6am most mornings, she is content to pay in her room or the lounge room with her toys or iPad. Zee is a late sleeper, so I usually don't get out of bed until she wakes up about 8am. I didn't realise how easy I had it until I had to get up at 6with Punky to start getting ready!

I haven't had a huge amount of time for blogging and reading this week, but I did manage to read a few things around the www that caught my eye, and I've listed them for you below. They run the gamut from interesting science to practical creativity and everything in between. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did...

No Time for Bats to Rest Easy via the New York Times

How to Read and Comment on an Article at Kiki & Tea

Is it worth it? by Wholly Listening

How to make your own art on your photos by Fat Mum Slim

Baby Incubators: Coney Island's Longest Running Sideshow by History of Parenting

Three Photographers Braved NYC's 'Snowpocalypse' To Capture These Awesome Images by 500px

So that's what I've been reading this week. Have you read anything good? Share the links with me in the comments so I can check them out.


Bec @ Wholly Listening said…
Sounds like you had an intense but amazing week.
Thanks for the mention - I'm completely stoked!
Mystery Case said…
I haven't had much time for blogging or blog reader myself this week. I'm actually rather glad the week is over. Found the whole back to school stuff, with my youngest now in high school, all a tad overwhelming. Not like me at all. Must be a full moon.

Glad you are off to a great start with your course.
I love that you're doing this Tafe thing. I wouldn't mind tagging along really. I can understand why you've found it hard to keep up with blog reading and writing!
Tash from Gift Grapevine said…
Kudos to you for going back to study - so glad you enjoyed your first week. I hope the Peppa Pig drink bottle makes an appearance in week 2 at Tafe. You've got a reputation to uphold :)
So many changes for you. Enjoy your new-found adult-time too.
Emily said…
Glad your first week went well! Good for you. 6am is standard for me but the kids (usually TOUCH WOOD) sleep until 7. I like to be showered and dressed so we can do... well, whatever really!
Robyn (Mrs D) said…
OOoh I am so jealous. I wish I was doing tafe photography course. I'll live through you for now. Love Kiki and Tea's post - fabulous! xx
Pleased your first week went well. I think your pics are already awesome, so I guess they're just going to get awesome PLUS! It's all so exciting. I'm going to have fun checking out these links, how cool was FMS's art tutorial? I've shared the links I love over at the Ultimate Rabbit Hole Linky Party, I hope you can link up and join the link loving fun! x
Fleur @ Our Urban Box said…
That course sounds really fun! I hope you get a lot out of it. I would struggle getting out of bed at 6am too! Far too early for me! I loved FMS tutorial. How cool was it?
Maxabella said…
The course is going to be amazing!! x
Great link list and good on you taking on a course. I did a tafe photography course and loved it. I wish I could remember it all! LOL.
Thanks for joining in The Ultimate Rabbit Hole. Have an awesome week!
Tamsin Howse said…
Thanks for the link! I really appreciate it!
I am super jealous of your course!! Greta list lovely. Hope you have a slightly quieter week next week. Thanks for linking up with The Ultimate Rabbit Hole. Jx

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