Nathan

Nathan woke up from his nap and much to his surprise (yeah right) I greeted him with my camera. I have been wanting to take some pictures of him in his crib before he totally outgrows it! I am trying to figure out when and where the lighting is the best in my house.
Just practicing my photography and trying to get better – taking tons and tons of photos lately – figuring out what works and what doesn’t – what I like and what I don’t like. It is a lot of work but I really love it.
I have always had a love for photography – have always been into it. I remember asking for a camera when I was really young and being the photographer for our family.
I remember that my grandpa had an old slr and I was fascinated with it. He had boxes and boxes of slides at his house from all of their trips and I remember wanting to look at them every time we went over there. I can remember viewing those slides down in their basement on an old slide projector – picture after picture after picture.
So, needless to say, I have this desire to be better and to improve my photography skills. I have always been a perfectionist and have always felt like I need to do things above and beyond – to not just be good, but great. I am learning each and every day. I know I have a long way to go and that it is a process that can only come with time. It is so rewarding though! I love loading a bunch of photos onto my computer and going through each of them, looking for that “one” that speaks to me.
I am going to be posting my photos more – trying to build up a portfolio, and just trying to capture more great photos. Constructive criticism, tips, etc. are always greatly appreciated. I love feedback and I love to hear from you!

12 Comments

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    Wendy Sue
    September 14, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    I think this is a beautiful photo — your kids’ eyes are all so gorgeous! Love the color of the wall behind him too! I’m glad you’ll be sharing more…love them! 🙂

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    Jen
    September 14, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    I would hire you! LOVE the picture! He is adorable. He looks so squeezable:). I love checking your blog. I’m excited to see more pictures.

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    Karen Lopez
    September 14, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    What a beautiful photo Maggie! Just perfect! 🙂

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    Jolene George
    September 14, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    I think you nailed it with this one. The lighting is perfect and his eyes captivate you instantly. Great picture! Improving my photography is a goal that is high on my list too. http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

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    Jill
    September 14, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    Gorgeous picture Maggie! I LOVE how the blue in his eyes really pop!

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    TOni
    September 15, 2006 at 6:50 am

    I think it looks great! I was wondering… do you shoot all manual, or what is your style like? Love the blog!

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    Heather D. White
    September 15, 2006 at 6:53 am

    Maggie…your pics are ALWAYS fantastic. Could you tell me what camera you use? You can e-mail me or just include it in an upcoming entry. I love how your pics turn out and am looking to get a new camera at the beginning of the year. THANKS!!!

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    Michelle Croson
    September 15, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Great shot! What a cutie!!! The lighting looks perfect!

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    jill
    September 16, 2006 at 11:16 am

    That pic is so cute. I love the colors!

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    Christina
    September 16, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t think you need to worry about your photography skills – this one is fantastic!!! I love when you post layouts.
    Those eyes on that little guy are just amazing – super cute 🙂

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    Katie
    September 16, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    Well lots of luck for your next endavor (sp? LOL)!!!!
    I’ve always enjoyed your photos and think they’re great. So hopefully you can make this work for ya!
    -Katie

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    Frederique
    September 18, 2006 at 5:54 am

    It’s a great capture! I don’t have much cc, I like the negative space a lot. Works for me!

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