Saturday, March 7, 2009

Learning opportunities & photos

I love taking photos and want to be able to take good photos more often. My desire to improve has driven me to search for learning opportunities. I have looked into some online photography courses, but haven't found something that fit my needs that was within my budget. Knowing other opportunities had to be available, I searched the local library and found some great books on digital photography.

I try to incorporate what I read into my next photo shoot, so I can practice the technique or idea. I have learned a lot about lighting, focus and composition. I am really excited to be learning more about photography and look forward to continuing on my journey. I can't wait to see all the photos to come!

I like old barns, something about them makes me feel at ease. I think it may be that the old barns remind me of my early years when my parents farmed. I spent many a day tromping in and out of our barn playing with the calves, piglets and my ponies. Those memories are something I will treasure forever.

A few old barns...

This barn was restored a few years ago when it was moved. It doesn't have the old weathered look that the others do, but I like it.


  1. Your photos are amazing. I feel like I get a short break from reality whenever I look at them. Just wanted to let you know that you are really very talented and I enjoy all of your photographs. Thanks for the very mini vacation.

  2. Thank you so much, Michelle. I really appreciate your compliment. :) I try really hard to capture images that mean something to me, but even better that the photos mean something to someone else (you), too.

  3. P.S. You won an award on my blog ;)

  4. Hey, I've "awarded" you, too :)
    More great pics, love em!