January 5, 2011

2011.....The Year Of The Mom...I Mean, The Rabbit.

Another year has come and gone. Time is speeding by at an incredible rate. I blinked, it's gone. 2011 will be the year for me. I'm at a point in my life where I feel like I want to do more, more than just being a Mom. I love that part, just being a Mom, because I'm not just a Mom, I'm so much more. But I want to venture out and do new things. I had already made up my mind about wanting to do something new and the very next day I was contacted by a woman I'm friends with on Facebook about a job. She has her own photography business and it's really picking up and she asked me if I'd be interested in being her second shooter. Of course I said yes, we went over a few details about pricing and such, then she asked if I'd give her a bio and a picture for the website. Of course, since I'm always the one taking the pictures, getting a picture of myself is hard. I have to do it myself. So today will be spent working with my tripod and trying to get a decent picture. :) Luckily my husband got me some new camera toys for Christmas. I got the Gary Fong  Lighsphere Universal Starter Kit, the Nikon SSB-600 Speedlight, and a AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens.  -insert heavy breathing here- The difference in my pictures is amazing!! He did good, real good!! I had no idea he was getting me any of that stuff either. Total surprise! :D Of course, now I've been practicing. Here are some of the pictures I've taken so far. None of them have been altered in any way.....

These are just basic pictures I've taken in the past 2 weeks. I can't wait to get a new computer with the intel processor so I can download and use Lightroom 3! People think that you just point, shoot and that's how you get great pictures. Not always. Editing is a big part of it and I love to edit! That's my friend in the last picture, Danielle. She has asked me to photograph her dance studio on Friday so she can update her website. I'm nervous. Don't ask me why, I just am. I would love to have been able to edit those pictures, but I can't really do much with what I have here, so they have to come out good! :)

So a new year, a new beginning and it's started off great so far. Once my bio is up on the photography website I'll put a link to it in my sidebar. :) And I'll post pictures of the studio once I'm done. YAY!!!!

2 thoughts:

Amber said...

Congratulations Nina! You will have so much fun. What a nice husband you have. =o) Good luck girl!

Mom, Wife, Nina said...

Thanks, Amber. I'm gonna need it. LOL!! o_O