When I was in elementary school, my mom, sister and I went to Florida to visit my uncle. While we were there, we went to the Tampa Zoo. Even though I was 8 or 9 years old at the time, I remember this trip because my uncle let me use one of his cameras to take photos. We developed the film and put the photos in an album. After that trip, I was interested photography, but I didn’t do anything about it until years later when I took a photography class at the Creation Museum. Even then, I haven’t done much with it until I got married, moved to England and had babies.
Living so far away from our family and friends gives me the desire to capture our life on camera so those back in the US can get a glimpse into our lives. In the past few years I’ve become more intentional about taking photos. Asher came along, I got a smart phone, and I started Instagram-ing our life. But I always wanted to grow my skills to more than just Instagram and my point-and-shoot camera.
Then I found out I could get a dSLR camera for my birthday. I started doing research and discovered I should research “dSLR cameras for busy moms” because, well, that’s what I am. Does such a thing exist? Yes! I found one! I’ve been upgraded to a “big girl camera.”
When I was researching a new camera, I stumbled across an online class targeted at moms who use dSLR cameras. It was designed to make learning to use a dSLR camera doable as a busy mother. With two littles at home, this sounded very appealing. So I took her free class a couple of weeks ago and loved it so much that I convinced Leon to let me take the full course next month (I don’t get anything for saying that).
I’m so excited to learn how to use my camera! And I love that this hobby allows me to spend even more time with my children.