Say cheese…

For some time, I’ve been thinking I need a career change.  Perhaps what I really need is a hobby?  Writing in here has definitely been helpful.  But I’m craving the creativity of something else.

Back when we lived in NYC, I started taking a photography class using my husband’s grandfather’s old Minolta 35mm.  I loved how similar photography was to choreography:  composition, choosing where I want someone’s eye to focus, capturing and specifying a mood, energy or line.  A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to get a D-SLR for Christmas from Jon, and while I’ve taken thousands of pictures with it, they are mostly family snapshots.  Fun pictures of things the kids are doing, or a visit from a relative.  But I haven’t used it to do much else.  Maybe I should…

Lately I’ve been drooling over the idea of getting a macro lens so that I can get those shallow depth of field shots that I adore.  But maybe I just need to acquire better knowledge of photography and what my current lenses are capable of.  Learning about lighting might help too.  I’m looking in to taking some classes somewhere.  In the mean time, I’ve been looking back at some of the photos I’ve taken in the past that I really like for inspiration.  I know they’re not ground breaking or breathtaking, but it got me thinking.

And this website, What Katie Ate, albeit a food site, makes me wish I could be a photographer.  Such beautiful shots!

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