Okay.. well I'm pretty new here. My friend/neighbor Kelly (klebanik) has encouraged me to get more active .. so here I go! I'm a mama of 4 ages 9, 6, 2 & 10 mo. I am a massage therapist and a doula. I have always had an intrest in photography but my intrest turned into hobby and now my hobby is turning into a passion. I recently lost most of my hearing, rather suddenly and my world has become VERY visual. I rely on visual cues for communication along with my *new (this is week 3 with them!) hearing aids. I am finding that the things I really love to do are more difficult and I'm finding that it's easy for me to get lost in photography because I can really capture how *I* see things now. A smile is more than a smile now, a pout is more than *just* a pout now... I *see* the emotion much more now since I can't hear it like I used to and I want to learn how to put that into my photography in a more professional way. Photography has been very good for me the last several months. I can't watch tv or listen to music anymore, so I needed *something* to occupy my time in the evenings when everyone else is watching tv (no i dont use captions.. they SUCK.. the timing is horrible). SO.. there ya have it... I just applied to a university nearby and I am really hoping to get accepted into their fine arts department and I want to study photography and graphic design! Until then, I'm just practicing and learning as I go.
I was going to post a picture but can't figure out how to do it! I clicked on the insert image button at the top but nothing happens? help!