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!
Welcome!! Any friend of Kelly's is a friend of mine. I'm so sorry about your hearing loss--I think you are amazing for turning that loss into a wonderful, artistic view of the world around you. I admire that SO much! Can't wait to get to know you better!
Lovely to meet you Natasha...such an wonderful story. Can't wait to see some of your work and watch you grow as an artist.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
Hi, its great to meet you! I also agree that your story is amazing and look forward to seeing your work and watching you grow. I'm still getting warm here also!
Mommy to Will 6/06 and Nora 5/08
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.
Glad to see you on here! Gotta love our Kelly! Good 'ol recruiter! I look forward to seeing some pics!
Welcome! I can't wait to see your pics.
Thanks everyone! I am really looking forward to learning from this board hopefully! I feel like i still have SO much to learn. I feel like I've got a fairly good understanding of the basics (what iso is and what it does, shutter speed and app).. but I know that is just the tip of the iceberg! I feel a little overwhelmed trying to find info on the internet b/c I have NO idea where to start! Thats why i want to take classes because right now I feel like I'm trying to put a puzzle together working from the inside out not having a "picture" to look at... I feel like I need to get my basics DOWN, like getting the outline of the puzzle and then working from there. I posted a few pics I've done and posted a few of my kiddos Thanks again for the warm welcome!
I feel like throwing a party! I am so happy you posted Tash!
You have come so far already even before your first post here. You'll learn so muc. Leaps and bounds.
I already cc'd your set, but you've got a ton of sweet pics to share!!!
Read the tutorials and they will help a ton. I'll text you in a bit to see how Kammy is feeling today.