The Getty Villa

11 Nov


Once every few months or so I pull out my camera and decide it’s time to practice taking pictures/being a blogger.

I bought my camera shortly before I moved to London, in a delightful time in my life where I was working full time and could buy things like fancy cameras.  I had a one-on-one session with the camera guy where he said a whole bunch of things that made absolutely no sense to me, and proceeded to take pictures on Auto for at least a year.

To this day, my camera continues to perplex and frustrate me.  Shouldn’t I be smart enough to handle settings and flashes and whatsits?

Shouldn’t it be more intuitive?

I think, in reality, photography is another aspect of my life that I haven’t devoted very much time to and thus just write it off as “not for me.”  I was having a conversation with my brother recently about how I’m terrible at real life things like printers and health insurance and such and he kind of laughed and said, “Jill, no one’s inherently good at these things.  You have to practice.”  Then he pointed out how I spend zero energy on “real life” tasks, and thus my real life skill level is exactly what I’ve put into it.


Common sense.

This is not for me.

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4 Responses to “The Getty Villa”

  1. Linnea November 12, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    I was feeling all good about myself for having figured out photography, then got to the part where you mentioned health insurance. Yeah…I suck at that. I get so confused every time I try to get on my insurance website. I tried to call a doctor yesterday…it just rang and rang and rang and then this little mechanical voice said “memory full.” Uhhh…that didn’t seem like a reputable doctor. I’m convinced this is due to me failing at understanding health insurance.

    • jillianlorraine November 12, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      It’s actually a lot more comforting to think some people are “good” at things like health insurance, because it means I simply don’t have an aptitude and can focus elsewhere. The idea that I have to work at being good at it along with everyone else is very daunting.

  2. Lanette October 10, 2016 at 11:39 pm #

    I’d vetunre that this article has saved me more time than any other.

  3. February 8, 2017 at 7:24 am #

    En ymmärrä, miksi ihmiset, jotka eivät tykkää blogistasi tai ketä se ärsyttää, vaivaantuvat ylipäänsä lukemaan sitä 😀 Itse en ainakaan lue, sellaista mikä mielstäni on huonoa! Ja tottakai lukija ottaa itselleen sen mikä näke hyväksi ja hyödylliseksi. Ei kaikkeen tietoon kannata suhtautua siten, että se on absoluuttinen totuus!Kiitos ihanasta blogista, olen oppinut paljon uusia asioita ja jatkan ehdottomasti lukijana!

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