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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Deb

    I have an older Fuji Finepix S700. It was a pretty nice camera with quite a few features when 7.1 megapixels was about all you could get… lol. I took a photography class 2 summers ago and learned a lot. Do I use that knowledge? Not really. The only thing I take pics of really is the dog now because the teacher for the class was so brutal and unforgiving that I felt like everything I did was wrong… that burned me out, I lost interest, and just quit taking pics for the most part. Literally every class I would hear “Wilson! Do it over!” “What is that? That’s crap!” The only photo I took that he liked was of my friends horse, because he likes horses. Ugh. I’m glad you got a better introduction to the manual side of camera usage than I did. I wish I had had a more positive experience.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s a shame when a bad instructors ruins something for people. I say give it another try with an instructor you get a long with! Or just practice on your own. I enjoyed the class and didn’t have a bad experience at all. I do photography because I’ve loved it since I was a little kid and got to practice with my mom’s camera. It’s something I want to get better at, so I don’t think anyone can discourage me! 🙂

      1. Deb

        It wasn’t something I was really passionate about to begin with; I signed up for the class on a whim. About twice a year, I’d get picture crazy and take several hundred photos- flowers, landscapes, animals, myself. There’d be about 15 or 20 I’d love and the rest would get pushed aside. Then no pics for another 6 months. This instructor though… he is a professional commercial photographer, and his attitude was “I’m a professional, therefore I am better than you on every level.” There was one woman who could do no wrong, me who did everything wrong, and everyone else he was pretty neutral about. The only things I did right were my photo manipulations- I’ve been doing graphic design for about 11 years so have a good grasp of the tools already. And this was 5 hours a day, once a week, for 6 weeks. 30 hours I would love to have gotten back despite what I learned. *shakes head*
        Deb recently posted..Day 129

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s not cool. That a sign of a bad teacher–talking down to everyone. Oh well.

          That’s great that you were good at the edits. That’s the part I’m struggling with. Not only am I learning a new camera, I’m also learning computer programs!

  2. Karen@WaistingTime

    Wow – that’s a lot of detail on that apple! I only know how to use a point and click. We mostly take vacation photos. I’m pretty bad about not taking enough family stuff and it gets worse and worse now that my boys are older. I hardly had anything to put in our scrapbook for 2011. Lots of shots from my teen’s HS graduation and college move in day though. And lately I’ve been taking some shots for my blog:)
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Since I’ve always loved taking pictures I have TONS. I want to document everything. I end up being the family photographer for all events. 🙂

  3. Lori

    Cool! I am going to have to take an online class because there aren’t any around here in tiny town. I am going to get a DSLR later this year. I want to take better shots of my garden (and my food).
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      You will love your new camera, Lori! An online class sounds like a great idea. I might have to look into something like that here.

  4. Roz@weightingfor50

    How fantastic Lisa. Love how they divided you by “make” to start. I’ll be buying a Canon Rebel myself later in the year…and love the idea of taking a class so I use it for all it’s worth! Have a great Wed.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I definitely recommend looking for a class. I learned a lot. I LOVE my Canon Rebel!

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