Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nifty Fifty

For the few people who still read this blog, just in case you didn’t know yet, I am pursuing photography. It’s always been a love of mine. From pretty much the beginning of my existance. I still vividly remember saving my pennies to buy a 110 mm camera and thinking I had really hit the jack pot when I got it. Ha!! I always took pictures in school and have tons of photo albums to prove it. People always complimented me on my "memory capturing" capabilities and lots of my friends wouldn’t even bring their camera’s around because they knew I’d have mine. Really not trying to toot my own horn here, just trying to give a little back ground. And I’ve always loved pictures that captured stories of the moment.

When my children were born and I (we) purchased my (our) very first digital camera and I started my blog and photography took on a whole new meaning for me. I was able to freeze those fleeting moments in time that I would never get back. The ones of the days of my infant twins life that I barely remember because I was so sleep deprived and the only thing I did for months on end was feed them, burp them, change them, rock them, and pray they would hurry and go back to sleep! But I have thousands of pictures to be able to look back on and know that I was there for real and that all those hours, even though they were trying and at times painful, they were also full of JOY and LOVE and it wasn’t all bad!! And those pictures help me remember times that I just knew I’d never forget, where in reality I have already forgotten so much.

Fast forward a few more years to Mother’s Day 2012 when my husband, the most supportive, wonderful, thoughtful husband in the world took pity on his poor wife (pun intended!) and purchased her  her very first DSLR camera. I really did hit the jack pot with this camera! I am a slow learner (slowwww) and have to read things sometimes 15-20 times before it sticks and I am lucky if it sticks then. But over the course of this last year, I have gained much more knowledge than I had to begin with and can only hope that continues. Now, I by no means know even 1/3 of what I need to know. But I have high hopes for that to change as well over the course of this next year. In the mean time, I’ve found some amazing websites and forums and even have narrowed down to where I am actually going to take a few online photography courses. And to say that I am excited about that would be a huge understatement. With all this knowledge and experience I am slowly adding to my camera equipment and my latest addition, is my 50mm Prime lens. To say I am excited about this lens, again, would be an understatement. But it’s a whole different ballgame than my 18-55mm and my 55-200mm. But the quality and the ability of this lens is worth the challenge. Oh so worth it.

I’m looking forward to this new venture in my (our) life. I have no idea when I am going to actually start a business. I’m waiting on....something. More confidence? More consistency in the quality of my photos? Yes and yes. In the mean time, I am having a lot of fun exploring and learning!! And capturing more memories of my precious little family and our abundantly blessed life.


Becky said...

I'm SOOOO thankful we have this talent in our family! LOVE the new lens. Sick nasty.

How does Christmas in the funtcee sound for Aub's senior portraits? Pencil us in, Ms. Adams.


Dani said...

I loved seeing the photos as you are posting them. One of these days, maybe I'll brave getting a really good camera, and learning how to get some great pictures. I've thought about doing it for a while.

Sam and Nelda said...

I LOVE THIS POST! Sooooooo ECXCITED to see you moving forward with this LOVE of picture taking. Life is so much more enjoyable when you are doing things that you love.
You are very talented and I have enjoyed watching your talent of writting grow since the blog began.
Press on AmandaMizellPhotography!!!