I've always wanted to be an artist. I love the idea of throwing myself into the creative process and producing something that appeals to me.
My mom, she IS an artist. She creates and sells incredible paintings.
I've tried. I can't.
In all honesty, I don't possess the patience (oh okay, nor the skill) to work for hours or days coaxing an image onto a canvas.
I'm an immediate gratification kind of girl, so digital photography?? My kind of art. And lucky me, the hubs
got tired of being hit over the head with hints surprised me with a new SLR for Christmas.
I've been experimenting.
But I had originally wanted the camera to capture my boys faces. So you can imagine how psyched I was when Hipmommy (thanks Hipmommy!!) was hosting a contest on her site to win a copy of Photographing Your Family. It's jam packed with terrific examples, easy to digest information about shooting people and creating interesting photos--and it even includes information about using editing software to make your photos even better.
Now I haven't gotten to editing these yet, other than cropping them, but I've been pretty happy with the lessons I've learned so far.