Lately I have been seeking out that inspiration. Where do I find beauty in life? What makes the gears of my mind start turning and creating new ideas? How can I interpret the scene I am looking at and turn it into something beautiful that other people can admire?
Beauty surrounds us everyday, but rarely do we take the time to really notice it. We go about our days and don't stop to think about the flower blooming outside our front door, or the barefoot child running around in the yard across the street. Every once in awhile we need to just stop and take in everything around us. I am determined to seek out this beauty and capture as much of it as I can through my photography. To be able to share the things that I believe are beautiful and things that matter with the rest of the world is a great honor.
A little bit of background on my photography: I am no professional! I have enjoyed taking pictures for as long as I can remember but have recently been working on making my pictures worth looking at. I own a Nikon D3000, with the stock 18-55mm lens. It was a gift a couple of years ago and I recently attended a half-day class (another gift!!) to learn how to really use it and to manually adjust the settings to get the picture I want. As I continue to work to grow my skills, I am looking forward to sharing my work and hopefully providing some tips and techniques along the way.
For now, here is a little teaser of some recent photos: