“There’s nothing wrong with me, this is how I’m supposed to be, in a land of make believe that don’t believe in me.” - Billie Joe Armstrong
By the year 2020, “Believing in Santa” will be a thing of the past the way parents give their young children such access to the web nowadays.
…Just something to think about!
Did you know that intelligence is a social construct, A concept that humans invented in order to explain individual differences and not an actual trait that can measured objectively. This means there can be no universally accepted definition of intelligence. Each culture defines intelligence in slightly different ways. Emphasizing the characteristics that help people function effectively in that particular environment. In other words, a cultures definition of intelligence is a reflection of what that culture values in a human being.
Brain-activity scans indicate that extraverts seek stimulation because their normal brain arousal is relatively low. PET scans, for example, show that a frontal lobe area involved in behavior inhibition is less active in extraverts than in introverts. (Johnson et al.,1999)
…..So if you ever wish you were more like an extravert, just remember that you have more brain stimulation all on your own! =]
Now I just need a tripod and a macro lens…. but the macro lens is almost more than I paid for the camera so in due time. I’m not working so this may have been a touch irresponsible, but oh well! Cest le’ Vie. I have been saving for a while and I have had enough money since about June/July. But I have been holding off waiting for a sale. Then I got laid off so I decided against it all together. Buuuuuut, QVC had a one day Cyber Monday sale that I couldn’t resist. And it’s something I love, and I need a hobby, and I need to get out more, and it is a huge stress reliever for me. So all things considered, I think it was a lovely idea.
Now on my list:
1: Learn the camera
2: Figure out good lenses at budget prices
3: Discover the power of filters
4: Decide on Picasa or Flickr
5: Learn the art of editing
I have a lot on my plate with full time school in January so it will be a slow but sure process.
Until then, here’s a small sample of novice SOOC photographs: