taken jan 2007
i announced the other day that i was going to be joining the chic critique for the end of oct/nov classes…a few things about this, one its NOT just for photogs its for anyone who loves the art of photography and capturing moments and wants to get better with good honest ol fashioned critique.
gearing up for this forum has gotten me thinking alot about how far i have come in this journey over the past 4 yrs! i have had a dslr in my hand capturing moments for FOUR and a half years! i have been in business for a little less than that, prob closer to 3 than 4 yrs with the time i took off after having cheeks#2 ….but hey thats not the point….the point? oh yea that thing…yes i think i have one somewhere in this, ha…the point is, i am thankful to have found this ability that i would never in a million years guessed i had inside of me and even happier to be able to freeze time for you, your kids, your family but MOST of all for my own family!
the image above IS and always will be one of my favorite shots. it was taken when cheeks#1 was barely a year old i had been emersed in learning everything i could about this “fancy” camera, i had been frustrated with what i didnt understand about this “thing” i had been given a mere 6 months earlier and then i took this! it took my breath away then and it still does…this moment, this second, this IMAGE, speaks volumes to me, my baby wasnt such a baby anymore she had only just began to walk that month and loved nothing more than to walk on her daddy’s toes, and I was laying on the floor of our old house taking this pic and growing what would soon be CHEEKS#2 in my belly :) Is this shot technically correct, heck no, is the post processing of it perfect ha not even close, but this shot was the beginning of a journey i never knew i was going to take and i will be forever grateful for.
the point (if you are the type to read the cliff notes, ha) try, try and try again!!! if you find something you love something that you have a passion for then learn it, do it, and you will love it more.
so if there is something you think you want to do or try, this is your “sign” this is your push…GO DO IT!