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30DOC, Day 17

While the 30 Days of Creativity challenge has been a whole lot of fun, there’s one thing that’s been very frustrating about the entire process: my skill (or lack thereof) with a camera.

I am in awe of photographers who know about composition and lighting and how to set up a shot. I am in awe of the average person who can get a decent photo on the first try. I am even in awe of people who have figured out all the buttons and settings on their camera!

Despite being a gadget geek in most other ways, I am next to useless when it comes to operating a camera. I don’t know how to change any of the settings (except for the flash – I have found out how to turn off the flash), or even what I’d change them to if I knew how to do it… and for the life of me I can’t hold the silly thing steady while I take my shots, so most of my photos come out blurry. I usually try to balance the camera on a hard surface, but for photos like today’s I had to take it from overhead and was therefore forced to rely on my own steadiness. Ha!

Ah well, it’s the spirit of the project that counts, not the picture quality, right?!

Maybe some day I’ll take a photography course. In the meantime, I’ll carry on with my mini wax sculptures!

June 17, 2012 prompt:
POP – Make it, Drink it, Sing it, but don’t do it to my face.

06-17-2012 30DOC

(If you want to see this in all its imperfect waxy goodness, clicking on the photo will take you to the larger version on Flickr.)

In case you missed it, this is what I’m doing throughout the month of June, and why. I’ll be posting all of my projects to my 30 Days of Creativity 2012 board on Pinterest.

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.