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?