|O. My. Goodness. This is so freakin' adorable! |
Now as a print autographed by both Karen and Caitlin!
|All drawings and paintings were created by dA artists on commission for me. Photos will either state that they were taken by me/my sister, or are official licensed prints from another source (such as are given out free at signing events).|
Good news, everyone! I've invented a way to make you read this in Professor Farnsworth's voice!
Nah, I do genuinely have some good news though.
I've got a Job Interview this Wednesday! My first in ages.
It's for Paddy Power, who are one of the biggest groups of high-street betting shops in Britain.
I'm applying for a position as a cashier. Maybe a good chance, maybe just a chance. But a chance nonetheless.
I feel happy and pretty confident right now.
The interview is on Wednesday morning at 11, so I'll probably be able to tell by about noon whether or not I'm still in the running.
Part of the interview is a numeracy test which I'll ace (that's not me being arrogant, but I don't have a degree in maths for nothing!). The interview is the part that worries me.
Anyway, I'll post an update sometime on Wednesday.
In other news....among other things, I'm also an (asst) Cub Scout Leader. I recently decided to try and do a little bit of fundraising for my Group by running a portrait photography session for all the children in our Cub Pack (8-11yo). I am now wondering if this is such a great idea.
On the upside, I do know the basics of operating a camera. Such as:
Make sure you have film in the camera (or an flash memory card in a digital camera)
Make sure there is nothing obscuring the lens - like a lens cap, or your hand.
Point the lens at your subject, not yourself.
Make sure you've got them framed in the middle, not off to one side, too high or low, or partly out of view! xD (my dad always did this, cutting off the tops of people's heads)
Don't move the camera until it finishes taking the picture.
However, if I'm gonna be trying to sell framed photos of the Cubs to their parents, I'm going to need a bit more than the bare basics.
My hands always shake when I try to hold still and get a clear shot. So I went and got myself a tripod to remove the blurring of shaking hands. xD
Will there be enough light? I'm shooting at about 6:30 to 7:30pm, and sundown this Friday is at 7:02pm. I think I'm screwed for natural light. >_>
Given the weather, I'll probably be shooting indoors. There are fluorescent strip lights. Will they give enough light?
I'm not sure where and how the light falls, and whether it will probably illuminate the childrens' faces.
To be honest, I might have to move the photography to the weekend and ask the parents to bring their kids down at 2pm, so I get more sunlight to work with. Oy...
What do I really know about photographic composition? ...not much.
In short, I'm not sure if I can produce photographs of the children that will look good enough to convince the parents of those children to buy framed prints of them. Hopefully....anyway, I think I should take my camera and tripod, and go down to our meeting place tomorrow evening and run a few test shots at the appropriate time, to see if the light is sufficient. If not, I might try again on Wednesday afternoon when the sun is up (after my job interview! ). If it still isn't good enough, I might have to cancel my photography shoot... I hope it works.
Wish me luck! Especially for the interview! ^^