Friday, September 18, 2009

Here Goes Nothin'

I got my first nice camera about eight years ago. It used film. Someday when I tell that to my kids they'll ask me to sit down lest my ancient dinosaur bones break while I stand. My grandkids probably won't believe it. About a year ago my husband bought me a really nice camera. It's digital. My children started crying and hiding from me when they saw the lens cap come off. Recently I bought myself an even nicer second camera. Now I have to take pictures of other people. There is so much to learn! I'm excited and nervous about the possibilities - but I hope to look back on this post a year from now and see that I've grown and that my creative skills have expanded. I never imagined that I would be a photographer, or that I would learn how to use Photoshop. All those buttons are frightening! I couldn't have known that I'd stay up late at night watching nerdy videos and tutorials. I certainly didn't think that I'd make a career out of taking other people's pictures. But honestly, the idea of capturing someone's best self, or the perfect shot of the one they love most is exhilarating. I feel like I can do a job and give a gift all at once. How much better does it get than that?


  1. Good luck girl! You are so talented with everything else, why not this? Did I mention I have missed you?

  2. Hai is LOLspeak.

    Do you know LOLcats?

    Need a how to? It's here.

    Essentially a cute way of saying hello. Used to indicate happy surprise, baby talk, or even to note your blushing approval of something (i.e. someone of the opposite sex "Oh HAI, George Clooney.")

    I used it in the happy surprise way.

  3. If you're feeling adventurous, you can go to Twitter search, type in "Oh hai" and see how people use it in everyday conversation. Wait, I set up a twitter search for you, click here.