Hey, all you awesome people!
I am so excited to introduce to you a new series to my blog! This has been an idea of mine for a while now, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
First however, let me give you a little of my history with photography. I have been interested in photography since I was a small child. I got my first film camera for my birthday when I was about 8 years old. It was a cheap plastic one that came with a pair of binoculars in a set for kids. I loved my camera and took a few snaps with it here and there when my dad was willing to buy a roll of film. As I got older, my interest developed when my grandparents got their first point and shoot digital cameras. When they visited they would let me borrow their cameras and I would walk around snapping pics . When I turned 15, my gran upgraded her camera and gave me her old one for my birthday. I was so excited and I spent ages experimenting and taking all sort of pictures. When I was 19, I decided I wanted to make a business out of my photography. My dad bought me a Fujifilm HS20 and I was able to start a small business taking family portraits and pre-school pics.
After a couple of years, I decided that professional photography was not really my thing as I didn’t cope well under the pressure, but preferred to take pictures when I was in full control. I did a wedding and a few gymnastic competitions and I did not enjoy it at all because of the pressure of trying to capture all the pics at exactly the right time.
Photography is now my hobby, and I prefer it that way. I have learnt so much over the years! I have tons of books and magazines that I have collected on photography. I have watched countless tutorials on editing and mastering the manual mode. I have spent time with professional photographers and asked lots of questions. I am so thankful for all that I know and grateful for the experience. I still have my Fujifilm camera. I would like to upgrade to a DSLR at some point, as I do feel limited not being able to change the lens etc.. However, I know that a camera does not determine a good picture and I will continue to do the best I can with what I have, until I can afford a new one!
Now for the exciting news! Drum roll please…..
This year, I want to challenge and stretch myself with my photography and I am inviting you to do it with me! Every month, I am going to introduce a new theme. I will then pick ten of the best pictures that represent that theme and showcase them in a blog post. I will also include a link to your blog or website if you have one. If you don’t, then no worries because you can still join!
This month the theme is ‘Shadows’. Whether you take a picture of your own shadow or the shadows of the clouds as they move across the sky, there are so many options to play with! Get out there and be as creative as possible! You have until the 9th of February to come up with something! Email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Photography Friday’. Please include your name, what camera you used, a few sentences explaining what you did to take your picture, and what your inspiration was. I can’t wait to see what all you people come up with! Please also share this post with all your photography peeps. We can all learn and get inspiration from each other. The more people that can participate the merrier.
Have a beautiful week! 🙂