Tuesday, June 01, 2010


One of the reasons I've been somewhat negligent in maintaining this blog is the time I've been spending commuting which I've never had to do.  The other reasons is my camera.  I am nearing the end of the photography class I began in March and what a wonderful journey it has been.  After waiting over a year to get in, I had the absolute privilege of being one of Karen Russell's students.  I've learned a lot, particularly I have stopped shooting in automatic and am now a manual girl.  I still prefer shooting aperture priority but I keep practicing.  Becoming a mother made me want to take a lot of photos since when the day came and she asked I wanted to ensure I had many captures of our life since there were none from her first 15 months.  This spiraled into a real hobby, the purchase of my first DSLR, an arsenal of lenses, books, NAPP membership and lots of goodies.  I'm far from professional but my images have come a long way.  I like natural light through I struggle with indoor shots.  This time of year is great so I can practice a lot outdoors though my main subject is less than cooperative.  I do prefer lifestyle photography but am less equipped to shoot subjects on the move.  I do love it and hope to continue to grow.  Some of my favorite shots.


Kris said...

these are awesome!! i love manual mode (and AV) and TV is fun as heck too :O)

sure miss you.

Michele said...

They are all great as usual. Congrats on learning and enjoying the class.