Thursday, 11 February 2016

One of my little hobbies

I love to take photos - in fact I do think that I drive my family nuts at times. But I love to capture moments, expressions and little details. And most of all - I love the joy photos brings to all after the moments are gone.

For years I have taken photos at most school events I attend and post them on my photography Facebook page or personal if I know all the parents. We have a wonderful school photographer - honestly I think we have the nicest and most creative school photos around. She used to be a highly sought after wedding photographer before she decided to take life a bit slower and now do families, makeovers and the school stuff. But she can not be everywhere all the time. I got a huge compliment last year when I published photos I took at the school prize giving and she asked if she could buy the one of her son. Of course I just sent it to her - I am not in the money making business with the photos - but maybe some day?

Last week I took some photos at a gala where A competed for the school. I have to say that I was quite happy with my own pictures and felt that maybe I have the settings for swimming sorted for now. I shared them in the school's swimming Facebook page - and got asked if I would mind to mail some to the school photographer to use in the school newsletter. She always makes these beautiful collage headings with photos.

Much to my joy I received a message back from her that praised my pictures and that she will mention my name on the newsletter heading. And that she thinks I need to be the school photographer. Obviously just a joke but I really appreciate her praise and feedback - knowing the high standards she has herself. I feel that maybe I am getting somewhere with my photos. Not for a moment am I seeing myself as being a great photographer or having mastered the art. I just feel that I am improving my skill and enjoying it. It's always nice to get a little pat on the back now and again. So let me share just my favorite two with you.



So I would love to know what are your hobbies that are bringing you joy right now?

15 comments:

  1. WOW! those are awesome pics. very well done. what camera do you use?

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    1. Thanks - a very modest Canon 600D - these taken with a 75-20mm Canon lens

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  2. High praise, but most well deserved

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  3. Great pics!

    I also love taking photos, capturing a moment in time, it is priceless :-)

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  4. Well done! That is a wonderful compliment and those photos are amazing :)

    we still need to have that date where we take photos of each others' families!

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  5. You do have a flair for photography. My hobbies - running, baking, reading. I want to take up photography again but have to get familiar with the camera first.

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  6. Wow..these are stunning Cat...practice makes perfect...you go and take as many as you like...we are both serial photographers ♥

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    1. Thanks my friend! And yes, we are

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  7. You take such a lovely pictures Cat!! And it must be so heart warming receiving such wonderful compliments on something you do
    For fun.

    Did you do a photography course?

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    1. Thanks Funso - no not formally but as part of our studies we did the basic SLR functions - turning that to digital format is just a tiny change. The principles remain the same

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  8. I got a new camera recently with a zoom lens and played around at one of Cam's galas and was really chuffed with some of the ones I got. If Cam had the right cap on the school could have used them all but they have some nice ones of the other kids :)

    I love the first shot!

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    1. Thanks Laura! SO what did you get?

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  9. Those are amazing, in action photos. I am a bad forgetful photographer. I love to make things.

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