Coming into focus…

Today my sweet friend from Anavista came over to help me understand my A6000 a bit better. Meaning she started from scratch and went over photography 101. You know… important basics like aperture, shutter speed and ISO! She took me through all of the various settings on my camera and just did an overview on the basics of lighting and what my camera is doing, etc. Good gracious.

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Yes, I know I’ve owned this thing for a few months now but I’m a way better learner if it’s hands on and in person. Also, two words: external processor. And while youtube is amazing nothing beats having your photography friend, who’s taught local community classes for the last few years, help you one-on-one with something so incredibly complex.

Thank you Debbie. I was so excited to mess around for a little bit after we got our monkeys in bed tonight. With a freshly organized office/sunroom I was excited to test out my new shutter speed knowledge in the quickly setting sunlight! I’ll be honest… I got stuck a couple weeks ago and I’ve done a couple Facebook live videos but I still want to keep at it with the editing videos. I love the ‘creating art’ component. I do want a ‘real’ feeling to you getting to know me and my heart. I also want to have something edited and polished so that the entire space of what I’m trying to convey and communicate is heard and felt.

So one step at a time let’s keep moving forward. I don’t mind being the tortoise or having to take a little more time to learn and process, but don’t ever let me become stagnant. I’ve been loving and pursuing my kids more intentionally lately too. Putting the iPhone down and wrestling with the little guy. We’re also going to be launching a couple businesses soon. So we’re doing some behind the scenes collaborative work. We also seem to be plopped in the middle of a few situations at the moment where we get to walk alongside some folks and help them take the next couple steps in some pretty big dreams.

It’s freaking amazing and a bit humbling if I think about it too much. I’m not an expert in a whole lot, but just desire to be willing and supportive. I feel like I have the easy part in saying yes to whatever crazy big thing God’s put on your heart. You’re doing the hard part by being obedient and silencing the lies and fears. What would you say yes to if you weren’t afraid?

Do it anyway…

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