Learn More About My Photography Obsession
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.
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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!
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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.
For those of you looking to save money, consider purchasing a used DSLR from a trusted retailer like KEH. They've got unbelievable prices on brand name cameras. Plus, you can't beat their policies on returns, refunds, and exchanges. Read all about my used DSLR experience and get my best tips for purchasing any DSLR.
Let's Stay in Touch!
For more of my photography obsession, take a look at my photographs taken over the past several years.
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Happy shooting, my friends 🙂