Photography Class 2012 {a Thursday post by Rachel Nicole}

So, today I don't have a lot of pictures to show you, but the few I do have I hope you enjoy.
Since I'm homeschooled I have to make up my own photography class...
What I do is I go to an online noun generator, and get two nouns. I  then pick one noun out of those two that I want to do, and take a picture that depicts the word. 
Under each picture I included the word to depict. 
If you have any questions about anything, don't hesitate to ask. I'm serious.
(I can't show you more, as they have faces. ): )

(focal B&E)


The others I have aren't black and white...
I didn't realize until now that I had a lot of b&w.
oh well.

I hope you enjoyed.

Again, questions? Ask away...

Rachel Nicole


Out on the Town

Okay, so I'm misusing that phrase a little bit.  I haven't been in the city.  I have been in a quaint little town by the bay.  We had to drive for a really long time to get there because it's pretty far from where I live.

We started out by going to a few farmers' markets.

I was like 'HOLY FROZEN COFFEE...'

Get a load of this adorable bench..

This was an AWESOME sign.


A Very Big Announcement {please read}

Hey, guys.
It's been awhile since I did a news post.
But a few things have changed/are changing.

First of all, I couldn't do all the moderating/things on the blog alone. I don't have enough time, and it's a little bit stressful.

Enter Karalee.
She is going to be helping me with things on here. Sort of like the co-admin.
I picked her for two reasons:
1. She's the oldest on the blog and she knows what she's doing. We've talked FTP things before, and she was really a good helper.
2. She posts consistently. Thus, she knows what I want on here, and what needs to be done.

To get things up and running, we have decided on a few changes- for the better, and believe me you, they are going to be so.fun.

First of all, may I direct your attention to the waiting list.
If you're not on the blog already, you can comment (with your email) that you would like to join.
I will put you on the list in order of when you asked, and when someone drops out, I will email you asking if you still want to join, and, well, get to know you, and inform you.

Another thing that has changed.
We have to say goodbye to two more members.
Rebekah stated her reasons for leaving, but I'm not sure where that post went...
and Kellee stated her reasons for leaving in a post on her blog.

We are EXTREMELY sorry to see these wonderful girls (and good friends) go, but we realized they have more in their life, and that they can't make this commitment.

We have to people who may take these girls' spots, but if one of them falls through, we will use the waiting list to determine who will come next.

PLEASE NOTE: if you can't post on your day every other week, I'm sorry, but you won't be picked.
As harsh as this seems, it really isn't hard.
If you really do love photography,we would love for you to be a part of this collaboration. Posts are not meant to stressful, but there shouldn't really be any excuse for not posting, put up a title, some of your  photos that you have taken recently, tell us why you like them and go from there. It is understandable to miss every once in a while, but it is important to really try to post on as many of your days as you can.
That is what we're looking for. 
We want to find people who are really dedicated to photography and really want to learn more about it.
This is the perfect opportunity for people who are like that.
Members post tips all the time, and you will have many chances to post your photography on this blog, which is dedicated to photography, and followers who come from all sorts of different places wanting to see your photography.
So, if you really want to join, and you really are dedicated to photography, follow this link, and leave a comment with your email address.


Next point on the list.
We are going to be have two photo challenges a month.
The rules concerning that will be explained when we start that.


Last object of interest...
We are going to be putting together lists of words that you could depict in your photos twice a month.
Each list would have about 20 words or so on it.
More info on that when it starts coming around...


These things should all take effect in October.

Thanks for reading, please let us know if you have any questions/comments/ideas.

Rachel Nicole & Karalee

Hope for Paws

One of my favorite things to do in my free time lately is to visit the local animal shelter.

My friend goes quite frequently, and I really enjoy tagging along occasionally to help out and [of course] take pictures.

All of the dogs are super friendly and lovable. They all deserve great homes, but I'm glad that I get to spend the time I do with them. :)

Here are a few of the pictures that I have taken during my visits:

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

Which one is your favorite? Have you ever visited your local animal shelter? Let me know with a comment :)


***You can find a shelter close to you through a search engine such as Google. If you wish to visit one, please make sure to get permissions from your parents AND from the shelter. Supervision around the dogs is recommended. Many dogs in shelters are very friendly, but some may have problems with certain people (have a grudge against someone because of age, gender, etc.). Helping out at a shelter is great, just be careful and courteous. :)


My New Camera || A Thursday post by Rachel Nicole

I got my camera! 
It's a Nikon D5100 (if you haven't read about it, read that here), the same one Karalee has.
It's an awesome camera, and, even though I've only had it since August 30th (2012), I would totally recommend it.
Me with my new camera.

More pictures: (taken with the Sony camera I used to use, which you can also read about here)
Everything that came with it.
Screen (flips OUT!)

Here are a few pictures taken with it:
Flower grass pinwheel Moccasins <3 Barbecue School booksFly plant in the sun flower/weed

Sorry, no GTP this week! :/

Rachel Nicole
ps- switching to Flickr for my photo hosting site, check that out here, okay?