I have always loved photography. I've always wanted to learn more about it and get some actual skills. But I've also been really intimidated by this because:
1. my brother-in-law, Seth, is an honest-to-goodness photographer (makes his living by taking pictures).
2. My father-in-law should make his living by taking pictures.
3. My husband--I think his pictures are brilliant and amazing.
4. Almost all of my husband's best friends are photographers, and their wives have got skills too.
So how is someone like me, with no real talent and absolutely bare bare knowledge supposed to break into this? I resisted it for a long time. I figured it was pointless. Just let Jayson take the pictures, right?
Wrong. Jayson's not always around. And I need a hobby (besides blogging). So, we did something extra special while we were in NYC. We made our way to B&H and I picked up my first digital SLR (interchangeable lenses). That's a fancy way for saying I have a sweet camera. I own a Nikon D80, and I have the benefits of being able to borrow almost all of Jayson's equipment.
The problem is I still don't really understand what I'm doing. Jayson gave me an amazing book, but I still haven't had the chance to read it all. I need LOTS of practice. Maybe lots of classes? And, as adorable as Mae is, I need another subject.
Anyway, here is what I have so far.