It all started when I was no longer happy with the horrible flash on my little point and shoot camera. It took great outdoor photos, but the minute we had to use the flash, everyone looked like they got their goth on - pasty, white, blown out images that I couldn't use. I mean seriously, what the heck would you do with this photo??
So I penny pinched and saved and sold watermarks and saved and then one happy day, I bought this.
Last week I took the kids to the Colorado State University campus to try and get some pictures of them together, you know, so I can send them in Christmas cards, give them to the grandmas to show off to their friends - the usual stuff. We walked all over that campus all while they were mad and sassy and complaining, dragging their feet, grumble... grumble.... I gave up. I packed them up and went to Old Town for lunch. We went to Old Chicago and the hostess sat us next to this giant window and an old brick wall with lots and lots of names written in crayon on each brick. Hmmmm? "Quick Avery, give me a nice smile!"..... Click.
I posted it on Facebook and then the requests started coming in. What? Me? Really? Ok.... I took some photos for a friend and I really do think that I may have just found my "job" when the kids are all in school full time. I love this craft. I love capturing a feeling, a mood, a moment with one click of a button.
My newest test subject is Dino.
Edited: I have had a few requests for lens information, so I'll just add that here. The photo with Katie loving on her fingers was shot with a 18-55mm and the rest were taken with a 50mm f/1.4 lens (my pride and joy these days.) I hope this info is helpful.
Thank you all for all your loving comments! You are all so incredible!!