I sooooo love my camera. I do. I have had A LOT of different cameras and I am typically known as the "family photographer." Meaning you rarely see ME in any photos because I am always behind the camera snapping away. Anyone else? :) So, after my son was born - about a year and a half ago....
I finally decided to buy a digital SLR. I was hooked!
|My little Love Bug at 1 month|
Once I had my Canon Rebel I couldn't stop taking pictures. My husband laughs at the mounds & mounds of pictures we have saved on our computer (mainly my kids of course). I tell him that it could be worse...I could have a different hobby. I don't know, say, buying shoes. :)
|Love Bug waiting for his sister|
So you would think with all the pictures I take I would be getting pretty fancy, right? Not the case! Until recently I had only set the camera to Auto, turned off the flash, found good lighting if I could & snapped away. The manual setting intimidated me! But, I want to take advantage of this fabulous camera and really start to "learn" it. That is something I want to work on this year - taking better pictures. There is SO much inspiration around on the blogs. And honestly....I am noticing the small things in every day life that I want to be sure to capture (and capture beautifully).
|Lake Maime - Mammoth June 2010|
So, in February I was happy to see that there will be some fun ways to work on my camera skills. First, adorable Chrissy is inviting people to find
unexpected hearts. I love this. I can slow down and search the details in my life for something beautiful. I am looking - I am looking!! :)
Then, Jeanne who's style I adore is hosting All Four LOVE. Each Friday in February she is inviting us to "play along" & take pictures based on their weekly theme. This week it is Loved Deeply.
So while I am looking....I can learn too from Becky at Farmgirl Paints. She is learning her camera also & bringing us along with her. Each Tuesday, she is sharing what she learns each week from a class she is taking, wants us to take some pictures & link up our pics. She is calling it the Thrive Project.
February is busy, busy....full of creative work. I love it. I am halfway done with Soul Restoration. Lots of art, reflection, praying, creating, searching, discovering, and relying on God and HIS infinite wisdom.
February will be a wonderful, creative month - I look forward to it!!
What do you have planned for your February??