A black and white Instamatic started it back when I was 8 years old...
with the first click, I was hooked on photography.
But never did I imagine I would - or could - make money from it.
It just proves that even when you hit your 50's new doors may open that you weren't expecting.
(Take it from me... do not be afraid to step through them.)
Two photo shoots are behind me now.
I hope there are more, but even if there aren't,
I'm grateful for the experience and the chance to learn more about photography and myself.
Here are a few photos from my first shoot (taken at Flat Creek Estate) plus some lessons learned along the way...
My computer is even slower than I thought it was.
I don't have a lot of patience. (See #1)
I like Lightroom more than Photoshop Elements, but I see the need for both.
I take too many photos.
That wouldn't be an issue, if I didn't have decision-making problems.
My inability to stop editing isn't limited to my writing.
Photographer/blogger friends are lifesavers!
Listen to your clients - they have great ideas!
Hearing your clients say they love the images is a wonderful (relieved!) feeling.
Having great model/clients is a huge blessing!
I love playing with photos!
My second shoot was supposed to be outside in a park, but the gale force winds nixed that option and although we managed a few outside in a sheltered area between houses, most of them needed to be taken indoors, stretching the ability of my equipment.
But despite the challenges, most of them turned out really good, with a dozen sets of eyes all open and a dozen mouths smiling, all in relatively good lighting.
From that shoot I learned there's still so much I need to learn.
(And that luck has a lot to do with it!)