My awesomely talented and amazing photographer friend Sherri Mayer was kind enough to loan me her old Nikon D40. She's upgraded, and is saving this camera for her 4 girls (yes, 4!) for when they're old enough to take phtoography in high school someday. Like I did! In the stone ages. With film. You know, the long plastic strip with the holes bordering each side? Do you remember it? I took photography again in college. It was a requirement for a degree in graphic design. I remember stinky afternoons in the darkroom making prints. And the love hate relationship with the chemicals and the paper and the expense. Not to mention hunting around for things to shoot. Ah! How photography class is wasted on the young. Now that I have the two greatest subjects in the world...and the digital platform...it seems a whole new world might be opening up for me.
Natalie's friend is here playing this afternoon so I took just gracie out in the yard a voila! It is amazing what a difference a decent peice of equipment, some dusty old photography knowledge, and way too many hours in a dark room can make in a photo.
And I think I'm just getting started! Wait until I get ahold of Natalie...and my neice and nephew...and...well, the possibilities are endless!
And if you're interested in seeing Sherri's amazing work, you can visit her here.