This is a photo of my sister that was taken by my mom. As you can see from this photo, my sister is almost ready to pop out the first grandchild. I think my family is pretty excited.
My mom just started learning photograghy and photoshop. I think she is doing a great job with the photos, but photoshop has been a slow and painful process. (for me)
Part of this mornings conversation goes as follows....
(mom) Good morning... where did I save my files Christina?
(me) I don't know mom, is this a trick question, you tell me, where did you save your files?
(mom) Ok, I have it open now, I want to convert it to black and white, how do I do that again?
(me) Oh boy... hold on mom, I am going to need to get a coffee first. Do you remember when I told you about layer adjustments and the channel mixer. I told you to write it down... did you write that down?
(mom) Yes... I wrote it down, but I can't see the things I used to have at the side... where did those things go?
(me) You mean your palettes, reset your palettes.
(mom) Ok, I am ready to save for print now. I resized it to 4x6 and all I see is this little dot.
(me) Check your image size, is it 4x6 pixels or inches?
(mom) Oh, pixels... let me start again. Ok I am done now.
(me) Let me see, upload it to your flickr account.
(mom) I don't have time right now.
(me) Bullshit... whats the real reason.
(mom) I forgot my password.
She eventually got the photos uploaded to flickr.
(me) Wow... these look great Mom. Which lens did you use?
(mom) The big one. It gets heavy you know.
(me) Yes mom, the big lens can get heavy.
I think it is great my mom is learning photoshop, and teaching her is the very least I can do for all the things she taught me. I gotta wonder though or maybe I have just come to the understanding... how many times was she ready to bang her head against the wall when she was teaching me... because I know I am certainly ready.