I’ve had a rough go this last 4 years. During that time, I’ve lost who I am. I have been trying to find me. I’ve been trying to find things that make me happy, that bring me joy.
One of the things I’ve done for myself this year is buy myself a Nikon D3300 camera kit. After seeing a phenomenal nighttime photo in one of the online courses I took, I decided to get myself a tripod and remote shutter release as well.
I’ve always had some interest in photography. When I was growing up my father had a fancy camera, and full setup. When I was in elementary school, I did a report on Eastman Kodak and made a camera out of an oatmeal box! My father helped me, and the model was my cabbage patch doll. I wish I still had the photo we took!
I have never had a fancy camera. I’ve had a few different point & shoot digital cameras, but they started collecting dust once I got my first iPhone…
Since I’ve never used a DSLR camera, I found some online photography classes to take. While my camera has an auto mode, the whole point of my buying the DSLR camera, was to actually learn about photography and not use this camera in auto mode.
Last week I decided to enter a few of my pictures in a photography contest. I won’t know for a couple more weeks if I won. Also last week, I was approached by a friend of mine who asked me to take pics of her and her fiance for Christmas!
Here’s some of the photos I’ve taken so far.
This was one of the first pictures I took. My boxer-mix, Brutus. Read more