first things first

When I started toying with the idea of becoming a photographer, my first thoughts were “I am entering unknown territory!”.  I have been in the fashion industry for 8 years, which is essentially all I have known.  I wasn’t sure if I was ready to start over and take on a completely new industry.

For my 30th birthday, my very supportive husband surprised me with a shiny new camera – Nikon D3300 in the fun red color!  He wrote in the card “now you can go fulfill your dream”.  I felt so inspired and ready to take on the world!  The only thing was I had no idea how to even use this thing…

I felt scared, intimidated, and kept talking myself out of taking this risk.  Eventually I signed up for a beginner’s photography class with a friend at the Art Of Intuitive Photography.  It was a 3 hour crash course at an indoor park in midtown Manhattan.  I learned everything about using a camera in manual mode.  We did several exercises showing that the same subject with different settings can result in a completely different photo.

DEPTH OF FIELD:

ISO:

SHUTTER SPEED:

A little bit of knowledge has left me feeling ready to take on the world!  Well maybe not quite… but it has left me feeling inspired to use all my new found tools to start capturing what is all around me.  Stay tuned to see what moments I develop next.

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