What a relief! My professor liked my pictures just fine.
As for the white-on-white portraits of Andrew, he said it was beautiful work - that they were fantastic portraits. He did not complain about the shirt being a little pink-ish like I thought he might. He didn't say anything of the sort. He just thought they were great.
The student theater shots went over really well too. There were a few of us that really wowed him and I was in that group. There was definitely one girl who kicked my hiney at this assignment, but that's OK. It was a really tough assignment and I'm happy that he said my work was nice and very professional. He said the skin tones were very natural - almost like natural light.
So. I breathed a big sigh of relief and broke out in hives and then it was all over.
There is a new assignment, friends. I'm talking to you, you know. All of you who couldn't wait to take pictures with me and haven't posted a single shot since the first week, you know who you are! This one is simple and fun and I hope I see some pretty pictures on your blogs!
This is designed to pull you out of your comfort zone. Most of us frame a shot and kind of stay where we initially plant our feet. This time, though, you get to choose a subject - any old subject that tickles your fancy or triggers your shutter finger or what-have-you. Next? Take pictures. Thoroughly. Take pictures from every angle, from above, from below, from near and from far. Frame it with its surroundings. Use a macro lens too. Explore your subject until you are absolutely sick of it. I suppose that this will be one of those things that sticks in my mind forever when I take pictures after this - I will always remember to try a different angle before I put the lens cap back on. You will too.
Daily Bliss: playing Beethoven with the windows open and rain pouring down outside