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Monday, March 19, 2012

My New Hobby...Photography!

For awhile I've been considering buying a nice camera and wanting to get into photography.  I love taking and looking at pictures, but I mostly took them from my iPhone.  So I decided to go for it and buy a nice camera and some lenses last week.  There is so much to learn, but I'm really excited about it!  I haven't had much time to practice because I've been so busy.  On Saturday my cousin Amber came over and gave me a basic photography lesson and I've been emailing with Laura and she's been giving me great advice!


So just a warning, I'm sure you are going to be seeing tons of pictures from me.  Most of my blog posts are filled with pictures anyway because I love them so much, so hopefully they will just be better ones.

My BFF Holly is coming in town this week so I think we're planning on going to a park to take some pictures so I can practice more.

I'm going to start a photography blog so I'll post most of my pictures on there, but I'll still post pictures here too.  I think this is going to be so fun!  I'm really doing it for a hobby so I can take good pictures of me for my weight loss blog and take pictures of friends and family.  But who knows, it might turn into a side job at some point when I get better.

Yesterday I had the chance to go over to my parents and take some pictures over there.  They have a great backyard with just woods behind their house and there are tons of bluebonnets in bloom right now.  So I took some pictures of me on my tripod and then my mom helped me take a few.

If any of you are photographers and have advice for me starting out, please let me know!  I'm open to any/all advice and suggestions.

Here are some of the pics from yesterday.















19 comments:

  1. You're beautiful:) And incredibly photogenic! Great pics!

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  2. Wow!! Pretty girl indeed! :) I love your new passion. I was an AVID photographer in my yesteryears and I still love to dabble. Kudos to you for getting a great camera and a wonderful new hobby. You really look so great!!!!

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  3. Love it!! Wow these are good. You are gorgeous and the last one of the flower with the dew on the petals is awesome!

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  4. Beautiful! You and the flowers! I'm thinking of getting a new camera...what did you end up getting?

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  5. Your face has slimmed down SO MUCH!!!

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  6. Wow, you look awesome!!! Loving the pictures. I did the same thing, so I am in the learning stages also. I named my Nikon, Nikki. :) My husband and I are going to Charleston SC this weekend and I am soooo looking forward to taking pictures.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures...you look amazing...and I LOVE the bluebonnets!! I can't wait to see more pictures from you...

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  8. It's a wonderful hobby, I hope you enjoy your new camera. I've found it to be an excellent way to distract me from the ups and downs of the lapband, particularly after I learned a bit of Photoshop (my horizons are never straight). Some time ago I put a few posts together on how to photograph and be photographed when weight is an issue - I wondered if it might interest you (not a plug, I assure you).
    lonicera53.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/do-you-hate-being-photographed-1.html
    Lots of luck
    Caroline

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  9. beautiful! Can't wait to see more.

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  10. You're gorgeous!!!!! Your smile totally lights up the camera!

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  11. Great pics Andrea! Looking forward to more!

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  12. Lovely photos. Well done you.

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  13. great photos..love the purple...you are photogenic and so pretty! Dang your hair is getting long!

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  14. I love photography. It is a true passion of mine. What type of camera did you get? Which lenses?

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  15. What fun! I'm lucky if I get everyone's heads in the shot. :)

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  16. Love it! Can't wait to see more. :)

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  17. Your face is looking so skinny!! Love that first pic too! Excited for your new hobby!!

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  18. Beautiful pictures, Andrea! You're so photogenic :) Enjoy the new camera!

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