Is amazing every day. And he reminds me with simple fun. He gives me the opportunity to be 16 months again. To see things through his eyes. To be in CONSTANT motion and to see life for the first time. Yesterday, he touched my coffee cup on the bottom and said the word HOT. I'm amazed. Last year, we were excited for him to roll over. Now, my little man is capable of so much and everyday is learning something new. Photography of people was not my first passion. I was happy photographing meadows, waterfalls, trees and horses. It was my coping for when I had a bad day. I would take the camera out for a walk. I did not know much about settings like aperture, iso or shutter speed. I used the landscape button and hoped for a good exposure.
Photographing people is much more dynamic in some aspects. I'm still a huge National Geographic and HDR *high dynamic range* landscape fan. If you get a moment, one of my favorite locals is Bob Salyers. He does photography adventures. I promise myself one day soon I will book my adventure for the fun of it. I really enjoy his large canvas art work. You should see it in person and his type of photography is challenging.
Keep in mind the gorgeous eagles, heron, spoonbills and other wildlife do not call or text to say how awful they think they look in the photographs. :) People are so critical of themselves. We are beautiful, unique and fluffy in some spots where we would not like to be at times. Remember when you were little and how you looked did not matter so much?? You were able to laugh and enjoy life around you. I would encourage you to remember that no matter what size you are or what feature you dislike; your heart is what you will be remembered for and that is what people will recall when they see your photograph. How you made them feel. Keep that in mind and you will always be beautiful. You have my permission to be 16 months again and run wild and free!!
Here is some inspiration!! ENJOY!!