These past few weeks have been crazy to say the least! I find myself these days struggling to balance my family, my passion, and my emerging business. While I'm not an official business yet, I'm headed down that road. It's been a whirlwind of emotion trying to keep my hobby a passion while still trying to make a living with it as well! I have found myself a little uninspired the past few weeks and I've been putting off sharing anything here simply because I just wasn't to happy with it. On the other side of things, I've managed to direct my inspiration to my portraits and got some great shots this past week! So, as I try to figure out this balancing act, I've decided to take a little of the pressure away...I'm not going away completely, but I am going to spend a little less time out here in blog world, specifically in groups and challenges....I still plan on sharing my favorite shots of the month and my 365 for the month, so I'll at least post twice a month! I love seeing all your work and hearing your comments about mine, so I'll still be around, just not as much! Hopefully by the beginning of the new year I'll be closer to being balanced and ready for some more challenges, plus I'll be participating in Faith's Simplicity DLSR class in January, maybe I'll see some of you there!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I bought my DSLR at the beginning of this year...in March to be exact. I remember my nights scouring the Internet for tips, reviews and prices to find just the right camera. How much did I want to spend, how big did I want it to be, Canon vs. Nikon…you get the idea. Finally, I decided...I picked the Nikon D5000, excitedly ordered and waited for its arrival! When the knock on the door finally came, my heart sang with excitement! I tore the tape of the box quickly found the charger and battery and started getting some juice to those batteries! Meanwhile I admired my new baby and waited in anticipation for the light on the charger to quit blinking. I did chores to keep busy, sneaking glances at the flashing light as I passed through the kitchen with loads of laundry. Then it stopped, the light stayed constant! It was time! Click, click, click! Before I knew it I was on my way to filling up my 1GB memory card and knew a larger one would end up on my shopping list in the very near future! My first shots were of my boys, my youngest trapped in his high chair and my oldest running away from the strange contraption I was pointing at him! Over the last several months I have grown tremendously! I've participated in challenges, entered competitions, made some cash off my hobby and started a photographic journey to 365 days of photos! Today, eh, tonight, this morning, I don't know its super late, early?? I wanted to share my first shots from my camera in addition to my favorite 365 photos from the month of September! It’s been a crazy journey, but I’ve loved every minute of it!