Summer Photo Series Week 2
The website, Shutter Sitters, has a wealth of information as well as online classes for all levels of photography.
My level of photography changes every day, with each click of the lens.
But to remember how it all began, here it is.
Christmas 1993, DH bought me my first fancy camera, we weren’t even married.
I read books, hung out at Pro Photo in Irvine to talk shop with other camera people and film developers.
(Film, it’s like saying 8-track tape and yes, I was the Norm of Pro Photo)
I took quite a few photos on ‘film’ and practiced aperture techniques.
Then babies + babies + babies happened.
My camera and I grew apart while technology improved.
16 years later, last Christmas I dusted off my now digital camera and lens to become reacquainted.
I was rusty, it was an awkward meeting.
Today, I am constantly working with my camera, trying to improve, always wanting to move forward.
I visit, Lightroom , Picnik, Picasa Web Albums, and Flickr daily.
So without further adieu
Here is July Summer Photo Series Week DOS
Each photo was taken and submitted the day the assignment was requested.
July 6th – Wide Open Spaces
My job was to ….”Today seek out a lookout point that offers your spirit room to soar”
My son did this for me today.
July 7th – So Subtle 1
My job was to capture the “subtle signs of beauty that long to be noticed”.
I took two photos for this one; seeing mother nature at work felt invigorating.
I added a second photo because
July 7th – So Subtle 2
I felt like a prospector who just found a stream of gold.
July 8th – Treasure Hunters
My job was to capture…
“what nature offers can not only bring our attention to the wonders of the season but can direct out hearts and minds toward a deeper understanding of who we are and a sublime state of mind.”
My job was to .. “Capture your favorite shape”. I love the shape of Daphney’s eyes and face.
They are magically beautiful and have healed my soul.
I tried to capture her caramel with a dollop of whip cream darling face.
July 10th – Making Memories
My job was to capture… “As you’re looking at your life today, shoot a scene you know you’ll want to look back on.”
I love this one. It is a fabulous memory for me and my son.
July 11th – Treat Yourself
And finally, I was instructed to capture “simple pleasures and the kind of indulgences that do us good”.
Thoughts of a Mani – Pedi prevailed.
Go out and get one this week friends, your deserve it!
Lastly, Tracey’s quote this week defines precisely what draws me to photography,
‘A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” –Dorothea Lange
completely absolutely true.