Friday, November 6, 2009

Briefly... or not...

While Kevin is dilligently working on his homework, I am (naturally), slacking off and just enjoying wonderful websites and food images online. So, I thought I would make good use of my time and update the blog that hasn't been changed for almost a month (tragic!).


Kevin has been really busy lately and has quite a full schedule (18 credits + work, which I can tell you from my experience last semester is rough). On top of everything else he has been applying to a few jobs at Biotech companies. We've had one rejection, sad, and haven't heard back from most of them. Hopefully something will work out. If not, he may be making jewelry for a few more years with me.

With graduation coming up people have been asking what the plan is. Right now we are hoping that he gets a job at one of these biotech companies, work for a year or two (until I graduate) and then go to graduate school for a MS or PhD in Cell Biology (or something along that line...). Where? We don't know but we're open to suggestions :).

This semester has not been quite as spectacular as I thought it was going to be, but it is wonderful nonetheless. The most exciting thing just started to emerge today actually. As you may know last week I photographed our dinner and was pretty pleased with the results. I quite enjoyed photographing food and I absolutely love looking at good food photography. After showing my images to one of my photo teachers she suggested contacting the Culinary Arts department at UVU to see if their students would be interested in having me photograph their creations so they have a beautiful portfolio as well.

Last night I sent an email to the Culinary Arts department asking if I would be able to photograph for at least some of the students. Well... they were thrilled! I got an email from someone in the department and she told me they have a bunch of competitions in the next few weeks (and some this upcoming week) and they would absolutely love for me to come photograph. Yay! She said she would send me an email with more info on when, where, etc. So.. after work I checked my email and this is what it said:

We would LOVE to help you out!
Is there a time that we could meet and discuss this a bit more?
I have dreamed that someday a "foodie" with a camera would call!

I don't know that I'm a "foodie" but I do have a camera and an interest in food so... If you can't tell I'm quite excited! So I think there are some good opportunities coming my way.

Well, that really wasn't exactly brief, but now you all know something about what is going on in our lives. Things are going really well but we haven't done anything super exciting lately so thus the lack of updates. I'll try to be better about that.

Here is an image, so this isn't all text. I shot it for my color class. The assignment was to use Shutter Drag or Slow Sync. You can google it for better images. It wasn't the most successful assigment (as a matter of fact the class did so poorly that she said she is going to cut the assignment next semester) but its not terrible.