Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I love Lalo, my light tent!

I used to have a horrible time taking pictures. At first, I didn't understand how to use the camera and MJ's idea of teaching me was pointing at some teeny button and bellowing. "Push that now!!!No No! That! " I never could figure out what "THAT" was.


Now when I teach somebody to do a thing, I say, " If you want to cut
the wire, use the wire-cutters on the table." not "Use those with that." Maybe it's just a guy thing? I don't know.

Anyway, I read the camera manual and learned the names of the buttons and what they were supposed to do. I even bought my new friend, Lalo, the Light Tent.

Lalo has been very good to me. This pre-Lalo picture of Bubbles Latour is okay, but I think the pictures of Lyla (the cat) and Elvis (the monkey) are not thoroughly embarrassing and show my sculptures off pretty well.

With Lalo, the problems I had with lighting my pieces are fewer and make this venture into photography much easier for me.

2 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Congratulations on figuring it out! And, *sigh* yes, that is how men speak...my husband said exactly this to my son one day and we still laugh about it, because...well here it goes. Jordan bumbled about for a few moments doing something rather haphazardly and my husband says, "Jordan when you're gonna do something y-y-y-you gotta do it." So yeah he's still bumbling about...

Laura Bartlett said...

Yep....man speak will drive you nuts someetimes