Last year I got my first “fancy” camera. It’s a Rebel T3 and I have no clue how to use it. I’ve always been interested in, not so much photography as an art form, but in capturing life’s moments. I can’t remember my first camera, but I think I was 8 or 9 years old. You know the slim cameras that used 110 film and had an attachable flash where the flash bulbs actually burst when you used them? It was awesome, my photographs were not.
When I went camping with my Girl Scout troop, I didn’t capture any photos of me and my fellow scouts, but when the film was developed, I had a slew of photos of a beaver dam. Yes, a beaver dam. I’m not even sure there was a beaver in there, just the dam.
I then graduated to a disc film camera which was pink. What? It was the 80’s. Not the best quality photos, but hey, it was cool. Fast forward to today, I have the camera, but not the skills. So, I was excited when follow East Valley Moms Blog contributor Erin of E.L. Hicks Photography wrote a post on Project 52. You can read more about it here, but basically, it’s a good way to challenge yourself with your photography, and really take the time to work with different settings and light sources.
It’s exactly what I need! Nine weeks in and I think I’m doing okay. I’ve even surprised myself a couple of times. I’m just happy to bust out my camera and take photos of something other than my kid and my cat. Well, maybe…
Week 2 – Inspire
This is Violet. We adopted her from Friends for Life Animal Rescue almost 2 years ago. Violet makes all of our hearts burst with happiness, so I used her as my inspiration for Inspire, hoping she will inspire others to adopt and save a pet.
Week 4 – Home
Week 6 – Love