Monday, April 26, 2010

You may not have noticed....




Jeremy having a pout...

You may not have noticed....
but I REALLY like photography....
I'm sure you could NEVER tell,
It's not like I EVER post any pictures...LOL!


Gracie

My Love Affair with the camera started about ten years ago, 
with a cheap little Kodak..
It was a snap and shoot..
and you had to be practically standing on your subject
before you could get any pictures...


The snap and shoot was all I had for several years
until my husband bought me a Pentax...
I LOVED that camera...
It was my first experience with a camera that had some ability..
I learned all about light and shadow,
people placement...
What actually looked good in the lens...
Worked great till I left it on the roof of my car...
......and drove away....  :(

For those of you who see my daughter at church and down town..
this is what she REALLY looks like....LOL!
Notice the nice fat bruise on her forhead,
and the dirt all over the pretty Sunday dress...
(Good job mommy for letting her out in that...LOL!)

It was my favorite camera  until the day my hubby bought me my first 
Very Exspensive Nikon camera...
and then I truly fell in love...




Today I have a Nikon D-90...
my birthday present this year...
After digital had taken over the photography world,
my poor manual Nikon became obsolete,
and as my hobby is exspensive,
for several years, I was stuck using a Kodak easy share camera.
My husband liked it, 
but it drove me crazy...
No more great indoor shots,
no quick shots of fast moving children...
no more great sports shots...



My favorite kind of photography is people..
and especially children and old people...
There is just something about capturing an expression of absolute joy or rage
sadness, or peace that makes my heart sing...
capturing that memory for an eternity...
It is different from portrait photograpy
where the shots are set up
although that can be fun too,
but candid shots are so much about what the person is doing at the moment.
I think if I was ever to take up photography for a living again..
it would be candid shots, and events photography...


Because of the kind of pictures I like, 
and because I get lazy with some of the technical aspects of photography,
my pictures aren't always perfect...
but I am learning..
 It is my Passion.
I have promised myself with my new camera
to learn ALL the technical stuff as well.
which made hubby happy with me...LOL!



I have to admit though, that my kids get tired of being subjects..
I get two reactions...
My son ignores me at times when he sees the camera,
and my older kids groan...LOL!
My youngest daughter is the only one who seems to like being a model...
and she poses like a diva...
no matter how she looks...LOL!


I am looking forward to getting back into photography again 
now that I have something to work with..
so I hope you can all bear with me, 
while I play!  



What kind of photography do you like...
and what kind of camera do you have?
Share a link with your favorite picture and I will 
do a short expose, and post your picture and give you some linky love next Monday...

9 comments:

-K said...

Ooh, I have a Canon Powershot G6 which I'm addicted to only because it has a 360 rotating LCD screen.

marquistar said...

Are you sure that first picture isn't Jeremy praying?

MageeMommy said...

These are great photos!!!

Thanks so much for following my blog. :) Yahoo! I'm up to 200 after Friday Follow and hoping I keep everyone entertained when they stopped by.

Oh the shaving legs = spring comment I think a friend of mine said that once or I read it somewhere. Thought it was funny too. Yep, I almost needed a lawn mower or something they were getting bad. LOL

Hope you have a great week!

Robyn Jones said...

Marky...I think he was praying for me to spare his life...LOL!

MageeMommy...a lawn mower....LMAO!!! Your too funny...

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Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I have a point a shoot Canon that is on it's last legs from so much use. I think I burn through one every year or so. My step-father just gave me an old digital Pentax DSLR that I am trying to learn how to use. It takes fantastic shots when the kids aren't moving or we're outside but inside I haven't been as impressed. I'm broke though so beggars can't be choosers and this is my camera for the foreseeable future!

Peggy said...

Once again, your pictures speak volumns--fun to see:)

Robyn Jones said...

aww..thanks Peggy!

MollyinMinn said...

Great progression and look back! I wish I knew more about photography but it's definitely one of those things I just haven't tackled yet!