Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Photography

I love taking pictures.

Some might say I'm obsessed... =)

I read a lot and am constantly trying new things, new techniques, and teaching myself all that I can. It seems lately every spare minute is spent trying to improve or challenge myself in this department.

I am in no way a professional, but I am pretty particular about what I want and how I want a picture to look when I take it. There have been lots of picture taking to get things to look just so. It has now become addicting to create the "perfect picture."

I took photography classes in high school and really enjoyed them... I never even thought about taking pictures as a so called "photographer" until I had my little Zenock. The first pictures we took of him were in a studio... I loved them all and purchased every pose plus the cd. I was horrified at the price though- (I still have the receipt). My thought was, "Did I really just pay that much for 20 minutes of ME working to make my baby smile." All the photographer did was push a preset button.

When I got home the wheels started turning and I new that in the near future (as soon as I could save enough money), I wanted my own camera, to take my own photos, to create my own memories, the way I wanted them of my family.

AND, so it began.

Now, I find it so much fun to share and take pictures of others as well... to create a cherished memory for them. It makes me so excited to see others excited about something I could do for them.

I have to admit... I've been WAY nervous about sharing. Something about sharing something you've worked really hard on and opening yourself up to criticism and wondering if others will be honest with you (or maybe too honest).

BUT, you don't get anywhere hiding under a basket.

It's something I sincerely love to do.
After lots of encouragement from family and friends (who have somehow instilled some confidence in this rather shy girl) I've decided to share it with you.

A little photography blog to share some of the things I love.

www.carinlarsonphotography.blogspot.com

Look around. Check things out. Follow me.
And of course, I would love your feedback.

Enjoy.

-Carin-

5 comments:

Shennie said...

Thanks for sharing...it's too bad that we're not around any more or I could have hired you to take pictures of my boys!

I can't open your other blog it's reserved for your family only :)

Annie said...

you do take amazing pictures, i am excited for you to take it to the next level!

Erin said...

Carin. I love your honesty and your ambition :) I wish I could be as brave as you and take it to the next level (you motivate me to do so! :) Your pictures are looking SO good and I can not wait to what you come up with next!!!

The Trees said...

So wonderful. I comepletely agree about taking your only family photos. The candid everyday life ones are the ones I'd much rather blow up anyway. I checked out your blog and your pictures are gorgeous!

The Noble Steeds said...

Good for you! Its always great to be able to do the things we love but its another thing to be good at it too!