If you've know anything about me yet, then you likely already know that photography was the main inspiration for this website. But for those of you who are new to the site, let me explain briefly.
Over the years I have had many hobbies: knitting, cooking, gardening, running, food blogging, crafting, pilates, yoga, reading, shopping, thrifting, and genealogy to name a few. Some have stuck, some haven't...I'm looking at you knitting.
But, none have been as meaningful to me as photography. I see photography as a means for documenting my adventures and for capturing the emotional experience of a city, place or person.
By no means am I a professional photographer. I was gifted my first DSLR in 2009 and never looked back. Over the past several years I have been working on developing my photography skills. I'm self-taught which means I've learned what little I do know about photography through practice and research.
My love of photography has grown exponentially over the years. And if you're reading this page, that means you've discovered that same love for taking pictures and are looking for more inspiration. I wanted to share a few of my favorite photography resources in hopes it helps to get the creative juices flowing.
Whether you are looking for a new camera, a new lens, good gear, printing resources or general education, you'll find it all here. I made a quick list of all the essentials that go into making stellar images for my site.
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I'm always looking for goals, and starting my own SmugMug site might just be my number one goal right now. I've got friends in the photography business who swear by the support and ease-of-use that's offered by SmugMug. Sure, I have a blog that features many of my best photos, but my ultimate goal is the create an online webstore where people can purchase my photos for digital use, print or product placement. Call it a pipe dream, but it's what keeps me shooting! Use this link and get 15% off your new SmugMug package, no coupon needed! They'll know I sent you!
I'm not sure about you, but I can't get enough of Instagram. I'm truly addicted. I've found that getting feedback from my IG tribe really boosts my moral and pushes me to keep working at learning the craft. Let's connect on IG! I love to show support!
Samy's, oh Samy's, where would I be without you, Samy's? I'm so lucky to be based in Los Angeles! I've got multiple locations of the photography superstore that is Samy's! No where near LA? No worries! Samy's has an easy-to-navigate photography superstore right at your fingertips! Searching for a great deal on a new lens, camera or accessory? Samy's will have it. Searching for that hard to find hardware or replacement part? Samy's has it. No matter what you need, Samy's will have it. Trust me, and check this place out!
Want to see some of my photographs taken over the past several years? Head over to my photography page to see a few selected shots and get more information about my portfolio.
Each shot is attached to a memory. Every single image means the world to me. If you want to know more about any of these images and my fondness for them, contact me for more information.
Be sure to follow my Pinterest board dedicated to my ♥ of photography!
Happy shooting, my friends 🙂
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