Thursday, June 7, 2007

Leap of faith

It's pretty common knowledge that I am obsessed with pictures. I've just always LOVED photography. I even took a photography class once. Anyone can attest to the fact that I have a camera permanently attached to my face. I've thought about trying to do it professionally, but I've always had one excuse or another not to try. Now that I'm home with a very flexible work schedule, my excuses aren't good any more. So, for the past couple of months, it's been on my mind a lot. Then, Kim comes along. She has totally inspired me. Without even knowing it, she has given me the extra push I needed to get me going. The first thing I need, obviously, is a good camera. I asked Kim lots of questions (thanks for being patient with me) & read about every review on Nikon that I could find. After much agonizing, I finally decided on the Nikon D40. I found a really good deal online (bhphotovideo.com is awesome!) & made the leap. It was a long week waiting for it to be delivered, but it finally came today! I've had the time of my life this afternoon reading the manual & playing with all the settings. I'm still waiting on my portrait lens (it's out of stock), so the kit lens will have to do for now. My next step? Building my portfolio. So, my wonderful friends & family, if would like me to take some family shots for you, I'd love the practice! Personally, I think an entire portfolio of Hollie is just great, but it doesn't display much variety. :O)

Anyway, here are a few of the shots I took today.


This is it, my new baby. I almost hugged the UPS guy when he delivered it.

8 comments:

Jer, Er and kids said...

How exciting!!! What fun. I am a bit jealous. one day I will get a good camera. Until that day arrives please take as many picture of my kids and Jer as you would like. you can use any of them you want for a portfolio as well, as long as I am not in them. I hope the rest of your week has been good. We hope to see you soon. We love you guys.

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

Congradulations! If you are interested, CJ needs his 1 year pictures done if you need someone to practice on. We could play at Snowbird!! I want to try and get some outdoor shot of him.Josh wants to know if you are selling your old camera? I love the pictures you have taken!Hollie is a great subject to have!!

PS Sorry I wanted to add this info for you!! My brother in law took some classes online. He said they were great. They were from New York Institute of Photography in case you are interested.

Cassie said...

Way to take a leap woman! I think you are going to be fantastic and Kim is a great person to learn from. Of course I will offer up Miss Alyss for pics. You can never have too many of these cute girlies, can you? Best of luck to ya lady!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have looked at yours occasionally and it is great!! Congrats on the new camera. It will be lots of fun to experiment with it. If you need subjects, I am sure my kids would love it!

Jennifer

Renee said...

I found your blog via Cassie's blog! Hollie is such a doll! What a contagious smile she has... Well, Kelly & I were just talking about how we need some family pictures taken, time to update! Now that we have sweet baby Porter, we need some family pictures with him & I just can't stand to do a studio! Bleh! Weldon is a ham too, he loves to have his picture taken! :)

Kim said...

Wahoo. When do you want your first lesson? #1 is my FAVORITE!!! Can you see the remarkable difference already!? AWESOME!

Aubrey said...

Hey I just found out you had a blog and think it is adorable. But hey congradulations on taking the leap. That is going to be a lot of fun. And you have a great personality for it. Good luck, it sounds like you have a lot of offers on pictures. But if you need anyone else my you can practice on my girls.