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Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Thi si sa c t ua l l yat oughques t i on.It hi nkIs or toff el li nt oi t .Li f eha dt a k en s omedi f fic ul tt ur nsf ormea ndIf oundmy s el fwi t hac a mer aoney ea rf or Chr i s t ma s , a nupgr a def r om aCa nonpoi nta nds hoott oaPent a xbr i dge c a mer a .Tha twa sa bout10y ea r sa go.I tl edmet oma nyv ent ur es , wa l k i ng a r oundpl a y i ngwi t ht hema c r os et t i nga ndgr a bbi ngaf ewdec ent l a nds c a pes hot s , orwha tIt houghtwa sdec enta tt het i me.Nextt hi ngI k new, Iwa sfindi ngi thel pf ult ogetouta nds hoott or el i ev et hes t r es st ha t c a mes omeda y s .Nott obor ey ouwi t ht hedet a i l s , butIl os tt ha tnea tl i t t l e c a mer adownahuges etofwa t erf a l l sa ndt woda y sl a t erIha dmyfir s t DSLR. Tha twoul dha v ebeena r ound7y ea r sa gonow.Iha v enotl ook ed ba c ks i nc e.I nr ea l i t y , It hi nkphot ogr a phyf oundme


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Bef or et hec our s eIwoul ds hooti ma gest henr et ur nhomea nda s kmy s el f , whydi d s omet ur nouta sIha dwi s heda ndot her snotev enc omec l os et oi t ?Iha dno under s t a ndi ngofhowt hef / s t opa f f ec t edmydept hoffiel d, l eta l onewha ti twa s ev enc a l l ed.For getgr a i na ndI SO.Ohy es , Is hoti nma nua lmodea l lt het i me, but onl ypr a y eda ndhopedt hec ombi na t i onofnumber swoul dt ur nouts omet hi ng wor t hwhi l e. Peopl ewer ec ont i nua l l yt el l i ngmeIha dana t ur a ley ef orphot ogr a phya ndIwa s f r us t r a t eda tnota l wa y sbei nga bl et oc a pt ur eexa c t l ywha tIwa nt ed!So, Is i gned upf ort hi sc our s e, r a t herr a ndoml yImus ts a y . If oundt heonl i nema ga z i nefir s t a ndl ea r nedmuc hf r om r ea di ngaf ewoft hea r t i c l esi ni ta ndt hewebs i t e. It hen k newt hi sc our s ewa sf orme.Af t ers i gni ngupa nds t a r t i ngt hec our s e, i twa sl i k e a l lt hel i ghtbul bsi nt heda r k es tba s ementc a meona ndmymi ndwa sfloodedwi t h l i ght ! Thec onc ept s , t hel ogi c , t her ea s onwhyt heywor k( a ndf ormewhyt heya l s odi dn' t wor k )bec a mec l ea r .Suddenl yt hewhol ewor l dwa sopent ophot ogr a phi c oppor t uni t i es !Thec our s ewa ss owel ls etupa ndexpl a i nedi ns uc hr ea l i s t i c a l l y s i mpl et er ms .Howdi dt hi sc our s ehel pmey oua s k , i thel pedmema k es ens eof wha twa sonc et ot a lc ha osa ndc onf us i on.


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? I fIa ma l l owedt ogetper s ona l , Iwoul dha v et os a yi twa st heda yI phot ogr a phedmyfir s ta ndonl y‘ f r a mewor t hy ’ i ma geofa nea gl e. Al t houghweha v ema nya r oundus , i ti snotc ommont oj us ts eet hem s i t t i ng a r oundhunt i ng.Us ua l l yt heya r es oa r i ngov er hea df ol l owi ngt her i v er sa nd s t r ea mst ha ts ur r oundwher eIl i v e.Thi spa r t i c ul a rt i me, oneha da c t ua l l y beenper c hedont hes a mebr a nc hev er y da ya l ongt her i v ert ha tr a nbes i de t her oa dIt ookt owor k .Iha ds t oppedt hr ees epa r a t et i mest ot r yt oc a pt ur e t hi sbea ut ybutea c ht i me, j us ta sIwoul dl i f tmyl ensupt ot a k eas hot , he woul dflya wa y .Iha dnott a k ent hec our s ey eta nds et t i ngswer ea l wa y s gues swor ks oget t i nghi mi nfli ghtwa snotha ppeni ngei t her .Theni ght bef or e, Igott heper f ec toppor t uni t y , butmyba nka c c ountha dbeen c ompr omi s ed.Thenextmor ni ngt heba nks or t edi ta l loutbutIs t i l lf el t v i ol a t ed.Iof t ens pok ewi t hGodwhi l edr i v i ngt owor k .Myqui ett i mewi t h Hi m.Thi smor ni ngIgent l ys a i d, “ Youk nowwha twoul dma k emyda ybet t er , ehGod?I fonl yt ha tea gl ewoul dbes i t t i ngonhi sbr a nc ht oda ya ndIwoul d getmys hotofhi m. ”Ionl ygott heones hotbef or eheflewa wa y , buthi sey e l ook edr i ghti nt ot hec a mer aa si ft os a y , “ Youonl ys a i dones hot . ”I tha s hungonmywa l lev ers i nc e!


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Ev er y t hi nga r oundmei sa ni ns pi r a t i on.Godha sc r ea t eds omuc hbea ut yt ha tf r om t hemi nut eIwa k eupt i l lmyhea dhi t st hepi l l ow, Ifindmy s el fl ook i nga tt hi ngsa nd wonder i ng, “ Wha tc a nIc a pt ur eher et ha twoul ds ha r et hes t or yofwha tIa ms eei ng wi t hot herpeopl e? ”It hi nkt ha ta l onei sahugei ns pi r a t i ont ome, t os ha r et he wonderofa l lt ha tIs eea ndhowIs eei twi t hot herpeopl e. WhenIs i gnedupi ni t i a l l yf ort hi sc our s e, Iha dt wopeopl ef r om ourpr i v a t e Fa c ebookgr oupwhoi mmedi a t el yc a ughtmya t t ent i onwi t ht hei rs hot s . It houghtt o my s el f , Iwa ntt ot a k ephot osoneda yt ha tha v et ha tdept ha ndqua l i t yt ot hem. Mel i s s aYuenWool f ' sl a nds c a pesa ndGa y l i nLy on’ swi l dl i f es hot sha dmewa nt i ngt o l ea r nf ur t herwha tIc oul dbec omec a pa bl eofi fIt ookt het ool sa nda ppl i edt hem t o t hebea ut ya ndwonder sofc r ea t i ont ha tIha v ei nmynec koft hewoods .


YourYourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Di dIment i onbef or et ha tIl i v ei nont heout s k i r t sofac i t yt ha ti sr ef er r ed t oa st heCi t yOfLa k es ?Wi t hwel lov er300l a k est ov i s i t , a l lwi t hi n2 mi nut est o60mi nut edr i v e, i tma ybeea s i ert ot el ly ouwher emyl ea s t f a v our i t es pott os hooti s ! !Putmebywa t era ndIa mi nhea v en.Not onl yf ort hewa t erbutf ort hewi l dl i f et ha ts ur r oundst hewa t er .Idoha v e s pot st hought ha tIl ov et of r equentdependi ngonmymood.Ther ei sa bi r ds a nc t ua r ynea rbyt ha tof f er sahugev a r i et yofoppor t uni t yf orma ny v a r i a t i onsofbi r ds .Iha v es eenbea r , f ox, bea v er , mus k r a t sa ndma ny s qui r r el sa ndc hi pmunk st her e.Ia ma l s oa bl et os t a yr i ghti nmyown y a r d, s ma l la si tma ybe, a ndc a pt ur ema nybi r dsa nds ma l la ni ma l s .Next , Ia m bl es s edt oha v et hr ees et sofwa t erf a l l sa l lwi t hi nafiv emi nut e dr i v eofmyhome.Fi na l l y , Iha v eaf a mi l yhome( wer ef ert oa sac a mp) onas ma l lpr i v a t ei s l a ndonal a k e30mi nut esf r om myl i t t l et own. Ka y a k i ngt hes hor el i nesoft hi sbea ut i f ull a k eof t enl ea v emegonef or hour sl ook i ngf ormynext‘ c a pt ur e’ .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofphot ogr a phy ? Cur r ent l yIa m wor k i nga saRea lEs t a t ePhot ogr a phera nddonots ee my s el fv ent ur i ngt of a ra wa yf r om t ha ta sama i ni nc omef orme.Buti n mys pa r et i meIj us tl ov et ogetouta nds eewha tt r ea s ur esIc a nfind.I putt oget hermyfir s ts etofc a l enda r st hi sy ea ra ndwa sov er whel medby t hepos i t i v er es pons eIgoti nr ega r dst oor der s .Iha v ea l s os ol ds ome pr i nt sa l ongt hewa yt oo.Ima ypur s uet hi sa v enueal i t t l emor ea smy c onfidenc ebui l ds , butf ornowIa ms i mpl yha v i ngf una ndenj oy i ngt he oppor t uni t yt os ha r es omuc hoft hebea ut yt ha ti sa r oundmewi t h ot her s .Thi sc our s et ha tTa ny aputt oget herha shel pedi mmens el yi n bot hc a s es , t hej obof f er , a sInowk nowwha tIa m doi ngwi t hac a mer a , a swel la st hea bi l i t yt oc onfident l yputi ma gest opa per , a l l owi ngot her s t os ha r et hem i nt hei rhomes , whet heri tbei naf or m ofac a l enda ror bea ut i f ul l yf r a medf ora l lt os ee.


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Gr owi ngupIha dt heoppor t uni t yt obot hpl a ya ndc oa c hav a r i et yofs por t s .The onet hi ngapl a y era ndc oa c hbot hk now, i st hemor ey oupr a c t i c ewi t ht hes k i l l s a ndt ool sy ouha v ebeengi v en, t hebet t ery oubec ome.Tha thol dst r uewi t h a ny t hi ngIbel i ev e.Themor ey ougetouta ndus ey ourc a mer a , wi t ht hel es s ons y ouha v el ea r neda sagui de, t hebet t ery ouwi l lbec ome.Sowha ti fy ourfir s t100 s hot sa r eami s s .Thefir s tonet ha ti s n' t , wel lt ha twi l lgety ouba c koutt her et o ma k es ur ey ougeta not her , t hena not her . Tos eemor eofKi m’ swor k , v i s i t ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ Ki mSher ma nPhot ogr a phy / Lea r nmor ea boutourphot ogr a phyc our s eov era t ht t ps : / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . ht ml Us ec odenewy ea r 20onc hec k outt or ec ei v e20% OFFf ort her es tofJ a nua r y !


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Fort hos ea l r ea dyt a k i ngourFl owerc l a s s , k eepwa t c hf ornewsi nourPr i v a t e Fa c ebookgr oupa swe’ l lbea ddi nghundr edsoft ext ur esv er ys oonf ory out o downl oa da ndus ei ny ourownc r ea t i ons . Look i ngf or wa r dt os eei ngwha t ev er y onedoeswi t ht hem!

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Fr ozen Bubbl es Wi t ha nI nt er na t i ona lf ol l owi ngweha v ema nymember sc ur r ent l y exper i enc i ngoneoft hec ol des tWi nt er sonr ec or d!Wonder i ngwha tt o phot ogr a phdur i ngc ol dermont hs ? Di a neLj ungqui s tk i ndl ys ha r edhert ec hni quef orphot ogr a phi ngbea ut i f ul f r oz enbubbl es . Thos ei nourDSLRPhot ogr a phyCour s ea ndMa c r oCl a s sc a n t ha nkherf ori ti nourpr i v a t eFa c ebookgr oup. I ngr edi ent sf ort hebubbl es : 3c upsofwa t er 1c upofDa wndi s hs oa p 1/ 2c upl i ghtc or ns y r up Hea tt hei ngr edi ent si nami c r owa v ea ndbl owbubbl est hr oughas t r a wi n10 degr eewea t her , t henwa i tf ort hem t of r os tov er . Ma nypoppedbef or et hey f r oz es oi ti sbes tonpea c ef ul , nonbr eez yda y s . Wea rl ot sofwa r mc l ot hi ng, br i ngabl a nk ett ol a yona ndha v ea t t i t udet ha t t hephot oi smor ei mpor t a ntt ha nwha tt henei ghbor st hi nkLOL.


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Power f ulSt or i es Si mi l a rt omov i es , adr a ma t i c phot oc a na l s os weepy oui nt oa not herpl a c e a ndt i me. Agoods t or y t el l i ngi ma geev ok ess t r ongemot i onsa ndc onnec t s t hev i ewerwi t h  t hema i ns ubj ec t . Thebes ti ma gesa r epr epl a nned. Env i s i onas t or yi ny ourmi nds ot ha ty ou k nowwha tt heout c omeofy ourphot owi l lbe. Choos eas t r ongs ubj ec ta nd l oc a t i on. Your   s ubj ec ti swha tt heent i r es t or yi sgoi ngt obeba s eda r ound. I t c a nbeaper s on, a na ba ndonedhous e, al onet r ee. Wi l lt hei ma gebes hot i ndoor sorout door s ?Thi nka boutwha tl i ght i ngwoul dbes tc onv eyy our s t or y .


Youk nowy ou’ v es uc c eededi ns t or y t el l i ngwhenv i ewer ss t a r tt oa s k ques t i onsa boutt hei ma ge. J us ta st heywoul dagr ea tmov i e! Shootc a ndi dorpos eds hot s . Whens hoot i ngpos edi ma ges , l ett heper s on k nowt hes t or yy ouha v ei nmi nds ot heyc a nbet t erc onv eyt hemood. Al s o t hi nka boutc l ot hi nga ndpr ops .


Wha t ev erl oc a t i ony ouc hoos e, ma k es ur et he ba c k gr ound  i s   c l ea n. You don’ twa nty ours ubj ec tget t i ngl os ti nc l ut t er . Al s oma k es ur et her ea r eno bl ownouthi ghl i ght ss eeni nt heba c k gr oundt ha twi l lt a k et hev i ewer sey e a wa yf r om y ours ubj ec t .


Thi nka boutt het i meofda y . Dr a ma t i cl i ghta nds ha dowswi l lhel pc r ea t eamor e c i nema t i cmood. Don’ twa i tf orper f ec twea t her . Ov er c a s tda y sa ndda r ka r ea sof y ourhous ea r eper f ec tf orc a pt ur i nggr ea ts t or y t el l i ngi ma ges .Abov ea l lel s e, a l wa y sc ont i nuet oexper i ementa ndha v ef unwi t hy ourphot ogr a phy !


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