While the challenge is technically to take a “photo a day” I figure as long as I have as many theme photos as there are days in the month of August, that’s good enough for me. So when my in-laws came to town so we could hit up the Iowa State Fair, I brought my camera along. With all of the eye candy on hand, I was able to snap a photo to fit all seven of the themes for this week: ready, food, faces, inside, hole, today, cool. It was certainly nerve-wracking to shoot in manual in the fast-paced crowds of the fair, and for every good photo, there were PLENTY of shots that were completely blown out or way too dark…but I feel like I’m getting better at thinking on my feet and adjusting to the conditions. Practice, practice, practice!