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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Evening walk September 28th 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Turns out water is probably my favorite thing to photograph. Wait no I also love wildlife...and kids...and pets...and sunsets..I'll just have to get back to you on that :).  Here are a few Water pix from today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Photo class!

Here is a picture of what the street looks like with no special effects :).

Going from using the "automatic" setting on the camera is much like going from driving an car in automatic and switching to a stick shift.  Now why would we want to doooo that??  Needless to say the pictures are coming out worse than ever and it's a bumpy ride to say the least.  Hopefully the end result will be even better and it definitely opens up a whole new world of options and creative possibilities.  It's part overwhelming, part intriguing.  But most of all it's a lot of fun.

I may have (erhum!!) complained a few times in my life that the CAMERA was taking BAD pictures...yikes!  You'll never hear me say that again...or if I do just b*tch slap me :).  Good equipment is nice but ultimately an expensive camera doesn't take great pictures unless you know how to use it and you have an eye for composition.  I wish I had taken this class a long time ago, oh the pix I could have taken while living in Paris...ah but let's look ahead and imagine all the great photo ops to come! :)

Second photo class!

Here are some pictures from last night's photography class, we're learning about the different settings on the camera and the different effects you can create.  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New pictures!

A number of people have asked me to take their family portrait, but I have declined for now.  I love to take pictures and edit the pictures etc but I'm not ready for the pressure yet.  Maybe some day down the line when I really know what I'm doing I can do it.  For now I'm just having fun with it, snapping a way as much as I can :).  Here are some of my recent "work".

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I love my evening walks around the hood!  Some days the sunsets are especially spectacular! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Beginning photography!

When I was in highschool I attended a school with focus on languages.  Every student at the school was learning at least 4 languages (Swedish -our native tounge - not included).  So it made a lot of sense when one of the teachers said something that has stuck with me throughout the years.  He said "To truly know a language means being able to say what you WANT to say, not just the things you know how to say".  Sure after a couple of years of studying Italian I could probably go to Italy and ask for the way to the trainstation, and sure that is great up to a certain level, but what if I wanted to tell my new italian friends what happened last week, or what if I wanted to tell them that I would have LOVED to go to Sicily but I ran out of money bla bla.  "Dove si trova la stazione ferroviaria?" doesn't quite cut it now does it?
I am beginning to feel this same way about photography.  I'm getting frustrated when I sit down and download the pictures I take.  Point in case, my daughter just celebrated a birthday and looking at the pictures i took i cringe.  Little heads every where, some out of focus, some are missing bodyparts, and some of the pictures are just plain bo-ring!!  What if I instead could take the pictures I WANT and not just the pictures I CAN. 
I'm so excited to be starting a photography class soon, there is so much to learn and even if it seems daunting at times it still seems like a lot of fun.  I'm also looking forward to not to be limited by my own lack of knowledge.  I want to learn to speak "camera".  Say cheese :)