We all start somewhere. I’ve always been into photography.
There is something about photographs that just stops me in my tracks. The light. The movement. The subject. The connection. The composition. Everything just makes my heart sing. Ever since I was a child, I loved the thought of being a photographer. I wanted to capture moments through my eyes. We each see the world in different ways, and I wanted to show the world my view. My photography journey really didn’t take off until I found ClickinMoms in January of 2015.
I’ve come to realize that most photographers I’ve met start learning photography because of the birth of their first child. That’s not the case for me. My love for photography started in high school, no even as a child. I used my hard earned babysitting money to purchase a digital camera. Touch screen included. I loved it. For my high school graduation my father bought me my first DSLR camera: a Nikon D5100. I loved every second of my time with that camera. It has taught me a lot. And it went on many adventures with me. Like Utah! And Arizona! And California! And Florida! We had a good run. But I upgraded to a full frame Nikon D610 last December and I am never looking back. The images I get from my ff are just so amazing.
Over at ClickinMoms (I highly recommend this awesome forum, it has changed my photography for the better!) I started taking classes. I took Mastering Manual Exposure. This class really kick started my photography journey. After that class, I practiced and practiced. And I fell more and more in love with photography. You mean I can actually decide how much of the background is blurred out?? I can get cool sun burst?? I can get good pictures indoors? After MME I took even more classes. Intro into Natural Light, Foundation of Composition, and I just recently finished my fourth class, StoryMaking. All of these classes have helped me in my photography journey and I am forever grateful.
I still have so much to learn. So much to experience. So much to capture. I embrace the journey and I welcome it!
If you’re just starting out and you feel like your photography skills are going no where, don’t worry. We’ve all been there. I recommend searching for a photography community. Like ClickinMoms. If you can’t afford the classes (they are a little on the expensive side) definitely join the forum! There are plenty of tutorials on there and it is such a great community. Any question you have I can guarantee that it will be answered.
So, remember: we all start somewhere. ❤