Sunday Snapshot: {Let's Get Serious}

I'm pretty excited about this week's Sunday Snapshot!

It all started on Thursday morning. My husband and I were looking at some photos that I took, and I told him that I wanted to get a new lens and a Speedlite. We discussed me finally getting serious about my hobby. I was browsing blogs, and say a link for Clickin Moms[1. Photography forum for moms/women.]. I wanted to join last year, but I knew that I was going to be in an on/off relationship with my camera. I signed up minutes later, and I have no regrets about it.

The first thing I noticed is that a lot of photographers are big on editing. I hadn't considered photo editing before Thursday. I decided to look more into it, and ended up purchasing Adobe PhotoShop Elements 11. So far I've discovered actions, channels, and levels. Here is my Sunday Snapshot.

On Friday, my husband called to wake me up. He told me that I could order my 50mm f1.8 lens! I ran to the computer and purchased it through Amazon with Saturday delivery! When he came home from work, he let me order a Speedlite and some more SD cards. Now that he's gone all out to support my hobby, I really want to keep at it.

I've been messing around with the 50mm since I got it. I think I prefer to use it with manual focus. It's taking some time to get used to having to move around instead of being able to zoom, but the shots are worth it. The three shots to the right were all taken with the 50mm in natural light. Yes, I rearranged the empty bedroom/storage room so that I can have a place to practice natural light photography.

I'm really excited to make some progress with my photography. I've been snapping for years...saying that I'm going to take classes. This year is my year to make things happen. Determination.

I've purchased, and I've been considering using it as my main. I really don't want to keep moving, so right now it forwards here. Should I make the switch? Thoughts?

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  • Shannon says:

    Good luck with your photograph ventures! Your pictures are nice & I think this will be a very enjoyable hobby for you.

    I like!

  • Tabitha Blue says:

    Oh my!! What a great week of fun purchases!!! The 50mm is my fave lens! Enjoy your hobby 🙂 There's nothing like a good photo.


    • moi says:

      I have to get adjusted to the 50mm. I've been using the kit lens for a year, and I never realized how much I relied on the zoom until now. It's nice to get moving.

  • LaShawn says:

    YAY!! I remember when I got my 50 1.8! It changed my life! A Speedlight is one the things that is next on my list! And don't you just love Clickin Moms? I am taking Shooting 101: Intro to Natural Light right now. I love that website!

    • moi says:

      I do love Clickin Moms! I'm so glad that I decided to join. I'm waiting for the next "Best Darn Beginner's Course". I just missed entry into the March class.