I took some pics of my granddaughter, click the pics before she grows up.
Mirror mirror on the wall..... My four-year-old granddaughter was running around the living room playing with a blue balloon. I took these snapshots as she was playing.
I've been working on a video lately of the hill climb in Monarch , and it's really slow going for several reasons.
I've used DaVinci Resolve for my video editing for a couple of years now; previously, I used Adobe Premiere, but it was just too expensive for what few times I used it, but just like Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve does anything and everything, which makes it pretty complicated for someone like me that needs it to do very few things.
But DaVinci Resolve is a program I own and don't have to rent like Adobe Premiere. And not only do I own it, I also get free updates forever.
But like I mentioned, DaVinci Resolve, is also a reasonably complicated software to deal with because it does so many things. Which is okay if I used the program more often, but I haven't been into making videos lately, so I've forgotten just about everything I once knew about making the program work for me.
To make matters worse, DaVinci just came out with their latest model update a couple of months ago, and since I hadn't used the program since the new version came out, I was so far behind the learning curve, I couldn't even see the curve.
So I've been stumbling around with the DaVinci Resolve program for several days now, doing a few things to the video I'm making and at the same time looking up tutorials on how to make the program do what I want it to do. And I blame my limited success on my current state of geezerlyness.
There's a lot of memory required on my part working with software that has hundreds of buttons you can push, some of which will do what you want. Others that are somewhat similar will make everything you've accomplished over the last two days disappear into the ether. And since I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning, remembering the right buttons to push in a complicated software is mostly a matter of luck.
Taking a picture is easy, fact is I don't have to do anything to it if I don't want to. It can go right from the camera to the Internet if I feel particularly lazy. But video is not like that at all, I have probably 75 hill climb video clips of various lengths that I've got to view, sort, and arrange in some sort of an order, and that's pretty time-consuming even if I knew what I was doing.
I guess this is why I've concentrated on taking pictures instead of making videos. Images require a lot less effort on my part, and since I'm taking photographs almost every day, I don't have time to forget everything I've learned about dealing with images.
I have found that I get better pictures of the grand-kids when they're playing, and not posing.
The blue balloon.
I like to do a black and white picture every once in a while.
No pictures of my grandson lately, he hasn't been in a picture taking mood, which means he runs and hides whenever he sees my camera. My granddaughter is the opposite, she loves having her picture taken.