Picture Perfect Memories, Segunda Parte

How Does This Work?!

The following photos were taken during a two hour photography workshop with Judith Farber of Sundays In New York.  The location of the photos is Grand Central Station in New York.

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Waiting For The Train.
If you happen to live in the NYC area, this class is definitely worth the travel.  Until April 4th, there is a deal on Daily Candy for Sundays In New York.  There are two offerings, 1.) Two Hour Photography Workshop and 2.) One Hour Private Photo Critiquing Session.

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Daniel Dias Photography

Picture Perfect Memories

I see you ...an adventure in Grand Central Station

If you read Happy Valentine’s Day Week then you might recall me mentioning the class my boyfriend and I took this past January.  I’ve always been fond of creating new memories….of creating opportunities to start off the conversation with ‘Remember when we…’.  While I know that he loves the watch I got him for Christmas, it might not bring him the same warm feeling of closing his eyes and bringing forth the images of seeing me with a camera around my neck, smiling back at him. He is a photographer; he has this way with the camera, and that always AWEs me.  It seems to come naturally for him, so effortless.  It couldn’t just be any class to pick for him.  I wanted to give him someone’s perspective, that wasn’t his.

before through the wire photography class

Tomorrow we’ll get to see his favorite shots, during another of his installments for Story Time Saturday.  For today though we’ll get to experience together what I took from the class.

Judith Farber, the photographer from Sundays In New York, taught the class how to adjust ISO and WHITE BALANCE.  While most cameras have the feature to change the ISO and White Balance settings based on the lighting situation of your subject automatically, it is good to know how to do this manually.

after through the fence photography
Through the wire – After

 

after through the fence photography
Subject In Motion

To be totally honest, I had no idea what any of that stuff meant at first.  I remembered hearing the terms from when I took a class back in high school but that has been many moons ago.  For the short time we were at Grand Central Station I quickly guessed which way to go for more light, or less light.  It really takes time to devote to learning it to truly get that skill down.  Daniel seemed to have no problem with this and I secretly wanted to trip him for being the teacher’s pet.  What I did walk away with was a new way of looking at things in general.  Judith taught us to see the beauty in everything our eyes laid upon.  The woman who leaned across the wall of yellow phones, the intricate design of a metal mesh wall, or the fast paced swish that a New Yorker left behind them as they walked across the room; they all possessed a beauty to them. 

the wedding photography class
The Wedding

Photos don’t only have to be about capturing happy moments but be about exposing all of life’s beauty.

subject in motion but looking still; Photography Class
Subject in Motion but Looking Still

 

im hungry; NYC Photography Class
I’m Hungry

 

next subject nyc photography classs
Where’s My Next Subject?

 

A Chandelier – BEFORE; nyc Photography Class
A Chandelier – BEFORE

If you happen to live in the NYC area, this class is definitely worth the travel.  I got this deal on Daily Candy for Sundays In New York It’s no longer available.  There was two offerings, 1.) Two Hour Photography Workshop and 2.) One Hour Private Photo Critiquing Session. Either would be a great gift for yourself or a loved one!

A Chandelier – AFTER; NYC Photography Class
A Chandelier – AFTER

May You see the BEAUTY around you!

How do you capture it?

Until then,

the telephone nyc Photography Class
The Pay Phones

To read a writing piece by Judith Farber visit the OpenCenter.org!

Happy Valentine’s Day Week!

It’s that time of year again, where we embrace the commercialized holiday of St. Valentine.  While February 14th is no longer recognized as the day to remember Saint Valentine, the martyred saint; his name is kept alive year after year.  We fall in love with the idea of love.  We hope that on this day, the love we give away is returned.  We look forward to the gifts, the dinner, the cards and the sudden decrease of money in our wallets. We do this all with smiles on our faces! This year let’s give this ‘Valentine’s Day Industry’ a message and not buy the flowers, chocolate, jewelry and fancy dinners.  Let’s make cards out of construction paper, and bake cookies instead!  Let’s celebrate in March and tell this money-making industry ‘WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THIS RIDICULOUS PRICE GOUGING FIASCO CONTINUE!’

Who am I kidding?  I sent my boyfriend an email with my wishlist of potential gifts on Friday; to which he laughed.  I think that gifts should come from the heart.  However, this month I have been trying to stick to not spending any cash towards items that are not absolute needs (#NoUnnecessarySpendingFebruary).  Of course, the best sales are going on, now that the winter months are almost over, so I see so many cute things and I’m like adding things to shopping carts and then abandoning them last minute.  It really is hard.  Anyways, my whole point was to give an idea on this Soulful Sunday.  Normally I would post sales going on and places to find awesome deals despite the price hikes that Valentine’s Day brings.  However I thought back to Christmas time, and the things I got or gave and I have to say that giving the gift of making memories was at the top of my list of favorites.  Last month, my boyfriend and I used one of the Christmas gift’s I got him, A Two-Hour Photography Workshop at Grand Central (NYC) with Judith from Sundays in New York.  
                               We took the train into the city and had brunch at Michael Jordan’s Restaurant in Grand Central Station.  I tried my first Bloody Mary (didn’t like it). 
We got to visit the nooks and crannies of Grand Central.  We laughed with the rest of the class as people tried to avoid the cameras.  We learned things, together.  It was an experience, a memory made to last in our book of memories.  Isn’t that what we really want anyways?  Memories to keep us warm when we’re bored in the nursing home at 93?
Simply Vera Platform Heels, Vera Wang for Kohls
Maybe I’m wrong, though :)  Comment below and let me know what you’re looking to get for Valentine’s Day, what your favorite Valentine’s gift has been thus far OR let my boyfriend know how great I look in these shoes!  
Until then,
djRelat7