Thankful November 7th: Photography

I love taking pictures. I love taking pictures of people. I love taking pictures of places. I love taking pictures of abstract things. I just love taking pictures. My love of photography started with I was very young. Starting from about age 7, if you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you, “A free-lance photojournalist for the National Geographic Society.” And I knew what that meant. My parents had a subscription to the NGS, and each month I would pour over the photos from around the world of amazing places and cultures. I got my first camera when I was about 10. I took a photography class in 9th Grade where we learned all about light, f-stops, aperture, and how to develop your own black and white film (yes, film). I got my first really good camera when I was 23, and I loved taking black and white slides. My first trip to Europe (when I was 26), all of my photos were slides. Crazy, I know. But now, with everything digital, most photos are shared online and shown in a new form of slide show. I was just ahead of my time.

Recently, I’ve delved in portrait photography, and it’s been a blast. Weddings can still give me some anxiety, but it is so much fun to capture moments and memories for people.

I had a hard time deciding what photo I would include on this post. I decided to use the first photos I posted when I started this blog seven years ago. I still can’t believe it’s been that long. What an amazing adventure!


4 thoughts on “Thankful November 7th: Photography”

  1. Really to consciously making efforts to photograph well came when I noticed that people liked to see how my oil paintings turned out. The next phase came blogging, for me want to give a more regular account of my paintings, and to have a record of highlights in our family life. That was about a decade ago. Like you, it was an amazing journey!

  2. I always enjoy hearing about the photo journeys of other folks. I was not quite so into photography when I was young, though I do recall setting up a basic darkroom in our one bathroom–I had do develop film at odd hours. Congratulations on sticking with your blog for so long. I too celebrated my seventh blog anniversary not long ago. I love to photograph most things but must confess that wedding photography is not one a kind of photography that I would enjoy if I had the pressure of doing it professionally–too much stress.

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