I’ve always said that if I had nine lives, I would spend one of them as a professional photographer. I absolutely love a beautiful photo. I love the creative use of light and angles and perspective and the sheer joy of capturing life as art.
After my son Wynn was born I bought my first dslr camera- a Canon EOS 20D- used, from a friend who does professional photography and who was looking to upgrade her camera. I didn’t have the slightest clue how to operate the camera once I had it in my hot little hands so I signed up for an online course that I saw advertised on my friend Layla’s blog. I was such an eager student and soaked up as much as I could during the four week course on basic photography. I also took a second class from the same instructor-an overview of editing in Photoshop. I have been taking and editing pictures constantly the past few months. I just love, love love it.
My dear friend Tracey asked me to take pictures at her son Cole’s first birthday party this past weekend. It was so much fun. This is such a rewarding hobby-Tracey told me that she cried when she saw the photos I captured and that was just the best compliment I could have asked for. Here are a handful of photos from Cole’s first birthday party.
All photos taken with my Canon EOS 20D with a 50 mm 1.8 lens, edited using PSCS5 (and free actions from The Pioneer Woman)
Is photography a hobby of yours? How did you learn your dslr? Any fun sites or books that you recommend?