Photography Endeavors

January 12, 2011

Equipment, Photography

I was happily living in my own little world of “Point and Shoot” photography until April, 2009.  When I stumbled onto… yup you guessed it… The Pioneer Woman’s Website. . .

So, in August of 2009, my wonderful husband bought me my first D-SLR, a Nikon D60 with an 18-55mm lens.  Photoshop Elements 7 was purchased about a week later… and the rest my friends, is history!

So as I enter my second year as a photography enthusiast, I have discovered I have an insatiable curiosity when it comes to looking at the world through a lens.  I still carry my small point and shoot camera (Cannon Power Shoot) everywhere I go, but I usually have my Nikon stashed in the car!

DSC_0158bMy first DSLR was a Nikon d60
with an 18-55mm lens.

My camera bag now includes:
Nikon d90 body
Nikon 35mm f/1.8
Nikon 18-100mm
Nikon 55-200mm
Nikon SB-600

I use a sassy purple purse my sister gave me and Vera Bradley quilted bags to hold my lenses and extra flash!

Everything I’ve learned is completely self taught by watching others, reading during nap time, and experimenting on my children as a stay at home mom.  So I am living proof that anyone can learn to take amazing pictures with some determination and an understanding husband – “Please can you do that again so I can take your picture?”

Here are some links to my favorite photos on Flickr – feel free to use them as your desktop wallpaper, print them out, or use them for your Christmas card.  I only ask that if you decide to blog them, please share the love by linking back to my site – mmmmK?

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I would also like to start sharing some of the things I’ve learned along the way with simple, easy to understand instructions with lots and lots of pictures.  Because if you haven’t noticed, I am more of a visual person!  I learn best by watching someone and then experimenting with things on my own.

One man’s trash Seeing the beauty in everyday things.
Just call me “Lefty” Sometimes it’s good when things are off center.

Driving through Bavaria The power of cropping your images.
Mennonite Horsepower Color or Black and White? You decide.

Point and Shoot
Every cup can make a difference The best camera is the one you have with you!


Any questions? Ask away! I look forward to getting to know you!

3 Responses to “Photography Endeavors”

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  2. AM @ A Creed and A Psalm Says:

    Hey! Thank you so much for the photography section of your page! I just started blogging not too long ago and now I am seriously looking into upping my photography ante. The husband and I have started researching dSLR cameras and lenses (not sure I understand those yet, but…). I am going to read all of your articles and hopefully learn a lot! Hopefully photography will give me an outlet and a purpose while my husband is TDY or deployed.

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