Last year I got a DSLR for my birthday from Agu, I had been wanting a good camera to take good quality photos of my paintings. Well, I then got signed up for a digital photography class to learn how to use my camera in the summer and then I signed up again in the fall. I can say that I love using my camera and I have become almost obsessed with photography, but in a good way. I try going manual most of the time. I have my teaching credential and I am an art teacher but I am really considering doing photography also. I also had been wanting a family portrait since Leo was born and we finally did it with my camera and the help of a good friend. I did some minor editing on photoshop because I’m still learning how to use ps and I was happy with what I was able to do. I know that I still have so much more to learn and I’m willing to work hard for it. One of my main goals in 2012 is to become a very good photographer and hopefully be able to take photos of other people besides my kids and husband. I am very glad that there are so many photographers out there that I’ve come across on FB and have been very friendly, helpful and encouraging. My digital photography professor at community college is also someone I feel I can always go to for advise, he knows it all.
This is a photo of Agu, Leonardo and I at Dennis the menace park in Monterey Ca. Celeste is not in the photo because she was upset. She later told us that she was embarrassed to participate in the photo shoot, but we later convinced her.
In the other photo we are all walking in lover’s point in Monterey. It’s such a beautiful place, we used to take Celeste as a toddler there all the time, now she is almost 1o years old. Time definitely flies, that’s why I love photography because it’s such a beautiful artistic way to freeze those memorable times in life….especially in our children lives.