Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A new language.

When I was going through all the infertility mess I realized that I learned a new language. I blogged about it here. Now I have a new language full of words that might look more recognizable than those in the infertility world, but they meant nothing to me at one time and now I could talk in depth about any of them. 

Still so much to learn, but here's a list of some of the photography words that meant next to nothing to me at this time last year...

Layer Masks
Gaussian Blur
Light meter
Edit in vs edit out
35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm
1.4 vs 1.8 vs 2.0
60D vs 6D vs 5D
ISO 200 vs 1000
Fast lens
Wide open
Softbox vs umbrella vs umbrella softbox
Full frame vs crop sensor
Custom white balance

Sort of fun to think about! I wonder what I will all be able to add to this list at this time next year. Surely a ton of things I haven't even thought of yet. This is one reason I foresee sticking with photography for a long time to come (provided people hire me!), the fact that there is always something new to learn. How could you ever get bored? 

Anyway, I've really sucked at blogging about my kids lately and maybe all of the above sheds some light onto why! There is only so much time in the day and clearly I spend a lot of my minutes devoted to learning about and working on photography. It's safe to say it's taken over my life for now, but it's getting slow so I can spend the winter here :)