A lot of people keep telling me that I need to get such and such camera. Well the truth is, the picture is only as good as the photographer, not the actual camera. Here’s another person who agrees. Sure, having a better camera makes it possible to get a variety of pictures that you might not have been able to get with your phone or with your point and shoot, but if you learn how to take good pictures then the camera just becomes a better tool and it’s not the camera that is taking the pictures but the photographer.

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I like to take pictures using my phone. Each photo I take represents a precise moment in my life — a memory, a place, an object — something that captures my imagination or inspires me in some way. While some people fuss about buying the latest cameras and the latest lenses to make the best possible photographs, I’m not one to lug a large camera around. My iPhone is always in my pocket, ready to capture these randommoments during my day and my travels, for I’ve found it’s true that the best camera in the world is the one that I have with me.

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


Snow in SC

Snow in SC, Feb 2013

Snow in SC, Feb 2013

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It’s not often that it snows where I live in SC. But over the weekend we went to a friends house so he could repair my mom’s computer and it began snowing while we were on our way there (it’s about 45 minutes away from where we live). I took pictures, of course.

Then while we were there, late in the afternoon it began snowing again, and within an hour or so at least 4-6 inches of snow had accumulated. They lost power. We ended up snowed in. My car sits really low to the ground so driving it in that mess wouldn’t have been a good idea. So we hung out with our friends, enjoying the fire in the fireplace, and once the power came back on we watched the movie “the Avengers.”

The next morning the snow was still everywhere and I managed to get some decent pictures. Hope you enjoy.


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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Photography


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Photo Challenge: Kiss

KissThere are a lot of ways to capture a kiss, between two people – lovers, family, friends; two animals, or even just the sending or receiving of a kiss. 

In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means KISS to you 

This is way back in the beginning.


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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Photography, Uncategorized


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Photos from a friends band

FU at the Break 001 My husband and I went to his friend’s first gig with his new band. His friend is the bass player. We had a great time, and my husband got up there, after quite a bit of urging from the band, and sang two songs with them.  Our friend’s wife asked if I would take pictures because they need to change the picture for their FB cover page. I said sure. So here are some of them:FU at the Break 002 Our table right in front of the band…the bass player is from Mr. Rockstar’s previous band 😀FU at the Break 003 FU at the Break 005 FU at the Break 006 FU at the Break 025 PLaying bassFU at the Break 026 FU at the Break 029 Playing bassFU at the Break 031 FU at the Break 032 Mr Rockstar and his friendFU at the Break 033Me and Mr. Rockstar

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Posted by on February 5, 2013 in Photography



A storm was brewing

I was on FB reading posts and looking at pictures when a friend of mine said, “Watch out. Storm is coming. We’re all going to get wet! Sure enough, I pulled the curtain back and looked outside and the sky had turned dark grey and it looked a bit eerie outside. My six month old grandson was asleep in his pack-n-play so I grabbed my camera and walked outside onto the front porch. The wind gushed at me. I took a short video, then began taking pictures… I wanted to capture it while I could. I don’t have any kind of protective gear for my camera yet so I had to boogy to catch the pictures before the rain hit–I managed to get on picture once the rain came. Hope you enjoy.

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Photography


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Why I want to be a photographer

Kodak HandleI remember my first camera. It was by Kodak and it was called the “Handle.” I took pictures that Christmas, and for the whole year, of everything and everyone. But the film got to be expensive. It was an instant camera.  I loved taking pictures though. Then later on I got a Polariod, and then a Kodak that used film. By the time I was in high school I was using my dad’s Yashica (yes, the one I have the picture of on the Header of this blog).

Camera’s have changed and improved over the years, and I am no where near a virtuoso of camera’s. I don’t really have a favorite brand, but eventually I am sure I will. As I type this my dad’s camera is sitting on my desk–I keep it there for inspiration and in case I want to take a picture of something and I don’t want to use my Canon PowerShot SX150IS. In the next 6 months or so I’ll be getting and SLR and I’m excited about it, but I’m not ready yet to decide which one I want. I’ve already received numerous suggestions though.

Taking pictures is something I love to do. As much as I love to read and/or write. To me it’s all part of the creative energy that resides within me. It’s part of me, part of who I am. When I’m behind the camera I see the world and I want to show it to others…I don’t really enjoy being in front of the camera though.

Yesterday my daughter asked me what kind of photography I wanted to specialize in. She said, I know you’ll take pictures of weddings, newborns, landscape…But what do you really want to do? I enjoy taking candid pictures more than posed pictures. I’d like to eventually take pictures of events and maybe freelance for the local newspaper. Take pictures of bands that perform, events like the Iris Festival, Sumter at Six, etc. I’d also like to take pictures at weddings, but that’s because I love weddings. I’d also like to take landscape pictures, as well as random candid pictures of people.

Behind the lens of a camera I am able to see the world from a different perspective and I love it. I see the smaller details, the little things that we sometimes tend to take for granted. And I want to share those little things with others, as well as preserve them for myself.

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Photography


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Our adventure at Poinsett Park

My husband, whom I affectionately refer to as Mr. Rockstar because he’s the lead singer and one of the guitar players of a local rock band), knew I was majorly stressed out (he has been too), and since we were picking up his daughter this afternoon he decided a trip to one of the local parks was in order. It would get us outside in the fresh air, it’s free, and it’s gorgeous–therefore, put us both in a much better mood, and I could bring my camera and take pictures. YAY!!!

So off we went to Poinsett Park. It later in the afternoon so it wasn’t quite as hot. And here are some of the pictures:

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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Photography


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