When I was a child I had a Kodak Instamatic camera and I took a lot of pictures. As much as I could afford on my little allowance, birthday and Christmas money and of course, mom and dad's help. When I was able, purchased my pack of 4 flash bulbs and my black and white film. That was the easy part. Waiting for the photos to be developed was often times agonizing. There was no instant gratification at that time. I really enjoyed this little hobby. As I got older, sports, boys and a variety of other interest pushed my photographic inclinations not only to the side, but to virtual non existence. Occasionally throughout the years, I would see a spark of that past love. In high school I was the yearbook editor and would at times be required to assist with obtaining needed photos. In college, I had a roommate that excelled in her photographic skills. I enjoyed not only going with her on shoots, but I was able to enter the darkroom and help in the developing of photos one time.
Enter the real world. Life happens. Passions get pushed aside. Who has time for hobbies? Technology takes over. Change is eminent.
This brings me to current day, some 40-45 years after my introduction to photography. Playing with my iphone 6s Plus and doing video and photographic bits and pieces at the church where I am currently on staff as the Mission Pastor. Of course anyone that has worked or volunteered in ministry knows that your title is simply a title, many other duties will be required of you. So here I am jumping back into an old hobby with a whole new world of methods. I know so little, I am starting over. What I do know, is I am enjoying this.
In addition to entering this new territory, I am able to share an interest with my husband. He too has a latent interest in photography. It was a couple of years ago that he purchased a used Nikon D70 DSLR camera. He hasn't had nearly the opportunity to learn it's full capabilities or how to use it with total confidence. I decided to join in and a few days ago I ordered a used Nikon D3300 DSLR camera for myself. Now we get to travel this road together. With plans to retire in the next 12-18 months, we will have ample opportunity to not only hone our skills, but travel to some amazing places for great photographic opportunities.
As I a awaiting the arrival of my camera, I have been spending some time playing with some inexpensive lenses that I purchased for my iphone 6s plus. I also have taken an opportunity to edit a few of these photos with a free photo editor that I downloaded. This is only the beginning and I can't wait to learn even more and share my journey. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Photos below taken with iPhone 6s Plus and a macro lens, otherwise unedited
Photos below taken with iPhone 6s Plus and a telephoto lens, otherwise unedited.
Photos edited with free software Fotor Photo Editor on my MacBook Air
I am embarking on a new hobby with my husband. An interest I had as a child has recently been reignited. This blog is an outline of my journey as I learn the skill of photography and maintaining a journal through photo and video medium.