So where to start……When I was younger I saw myself as this fun, confident outgoing character…….then life took over. Not in a bad way just in the normal way. Husband, Kids……the whole juggling act. Making sure everything and everyone were where they were meant to be and doing what they were meant to be doing……..hopefully with a smile on their face. After I had my final daughter of 5 I decided it was time to get a bit of me back!
A friend joined a choir and was telling me about how amazing it was…….singing in a choir at Christmas, what could be nicer? So that was it….the first step in recapturing me. Dedicating a bit of time every week into keeping me sane. Thats not to say my family is difficult but being around toddlers and teenagers all day everyday can’t be good for your health!!!
I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t amazed by the whole universe thing….stars, planets, the moon. To look up and wonder…is someone looking back from a far far planet?? Well looking out one night I thought how I’d love to be able to take a picture that captured the WOW of the universe. The Moon, I wanted to shoot the Moon. That was it, that was the thing that made me get my first decent camera, a Canon d1100. A great plan apart from the fact that the Moons not always there…..and I have this great camera??? what to do?
I got my shot of the Moon in fact I’ve taken a few that I really like and to me say WOW. I now shoot a wide variety of things and at the moment I’m thinking that might be my downfall. I need to focus on one area but they all seem to be so appealing. I love Black and White stuff but I really like Macro too. I love that a good shot can be anywhere, it doesn’t have to be pretty or the “normal”, beauty or art can be found all around us we just need to open our eyes.
At the moment I’m shooting with a Canon 7d and a Canon SX50….so I guess that means I’m a “nice” photographer, not as cool as you Nikon dudes!!lol. I also try my hand at a little editing using Lightroom and Elements12. The “I Love Photography” group is so important in my learning and development as a photographer. Being able to share and ask for help and not be looked down on or made to feel stupid has helped me not give in.
Helen Holmes Photography