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    Default A 3 year progression

    In a few weeks, it will have been 3 years since I got my first DSLR. I bought it specifically to take "professional" looking pictures of my kids, but had NO CLUE what I was doing, and thought the camera would do all the work for me. Anyway, today is my oldest daughter's birthday, so I was looking thru my old pics to find a few to post on my BB. Thought it would be fun to show you my photography progression. I must admit, I didn't take my camera off auto until last July, so I only count this last year as my true photography journey, but, it's fun to look back at least.

    My first photoshoot of DD with my new Nikon D40x--had no idea what pinlights were, or undeexposure for that matter, but boy, I thought I rocked this picture! (1 year old pic)

    1 year with my camera (2 year old pic)--I loved a strong vignette

    2 years with a DSLR--upgraded to the D90 at this point--still working on nailing focus

    3 years--another new camera...bought my D700 a couple of months ago

    I still have a long way to go, and I'm constantly learning things. I think I have progressed a lot slower than many, at least on ILP where people learn to rock their cameras in 3 months, it seems...but for me, it has been a fun journey, and I love having an artistic outlet. I know I don't post here nearly enough, but I lurk pretty much daily, so just wanted to say thanks for the wealth of information I've learned here!

    DD Gracie 9/06
    DD Hannah 5/09
    DD Sophie 4/11

    DSC_7692 by laberglund, on Flickr

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    I love this! I mean, it's really neat to see your progression with the same child, ya know? Very cool!
    Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack

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    Lisa - how great to see your daughter grow! Happy Birthday Gracie!!

    Thanks for sharing this progression! It's so fun to look back and see where we've been in our journey
    Raegan Nicole is here 11/14/07 - 12:12 pm - 6 lbs 11 oz
    Jackson Cole is here 11/13/09 - 9:11 am - 7 pounds

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    I love the progression and that first picture is really cute! you've done a good job! and may I say...you are lucky to have upgraded a couple of times already. I am still using my same 40D I got 2 years ago.
    Mikael 2, Jeanette 4,

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    LOVE progression threads!! You've gone through an amazing journey. Try not to comare yourself to others (easier said than done!).

    I get frustrated every single day! But, I've figured out that you find your groove in your own time.

    Happy Birthday to your DD
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    I too love seeing your DD grow up in these pics! Too cute! I love progression pics. I so need to do this- I will work on it tonight! I hope to see you posting more often!
    Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
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    HAPPY BRITHDAY Gracie ! She is adorble and you have done a great job capturing her.

    I am right there with you... I feel like I haven't improved much and I've had my camera almost a year now. I really need to make more of an effort to get out and push myself. But I'll get there someday... maybe!
    ~ Tara

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    Wow, great improvement! And I'll be right there with you doing it a tad slower than most....but it's ok because you are doing great!
    Me 33
    DH 32
    Angel babies 9/06 & 3/07
    DS born June 11, 2008
    DD born February 11, 2011
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