I think the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines photogenic best: “suitable for being photographed especially because of visual appeal” because it doesn’t state that the subject needs to be attractive in terms of physical attributes, but rather that they have features that are visually appealing. To often, we compare ourselves to the standards set by society with regards to our physical features (myself included), but this view is warped and should not set how we see ourselves.
This past Saturday, I attended Paws in the Park in the Beach, Toronto. The area where the event was hosted may have had something to do with it, but I was delighted at the number of pet owners who very willingly let me photograph their dog(s). I explained that I was building an online pet portfolio with hopes of approaching my local adoption centers with an idea to feature pets up for adoption in a different way, and I was ecstatic and surprised at the positive response.
I just spent three days in one of the most beautiful Provincial Parks in North America. Algonquin is simply pristine, with an abundance of nature and wildlife (though we didn't personally see any large wildlife). Very little written content this week because a picture is worth 1000 words - I hope these few speak to you.
I am WAYYY behind on photo processing and sharing my images on my 'official' channels, but moving forward, I will be sharing some of my recent photos at least once a month via my blog. So here is a photo post dedicated to June’s Summer Solstice! Bring on the flowers and the sunshine, baby!
I did it again. I spent my week traveling and taking photos instead of writing a blog post. Shame on me right? Well, here's a few highlights from our trip to The Lodge at Glendorn in Bradford, Pennsylvania this past week. The experience was AMAZING! All wanderlusters need to add Glendorn to their bucket list - a truly special place in the middle of Allegheny National Forest. More on what we did at Glendorn to come in next week's post...
Following a wet and rainy April, along with an ice storm and extreme winds mid-month and even last week, May is making a spring comeback! I won’t lie, I spent most of my time this week taking outdoor photos rather than writing a post, but I have no regrets. Here’s glimpse of all the beautiful things that I saw now emerging with the warmer weather. It can only get better from here.
If you have seen my Instagram and Facebook posts lately, you might find yourself asking ‘What’s with all the animal photos?’. If you don’t see me on a regular basis, this post will fill you in.
On a weekly basis, I have been working towards completing an online photography course. Last week I was given my first assignment following a module on shutter speed. The assignment was to capture a ghosting or panning shot and submit it for review. I had an idea and went with it.
Fall is my favourite time of year! The beautiful colours captivate me, especially while driving through the back roads where there’s lots of changing scenery. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring in a few different places near home recently and strongly suggest that you get outdoors too before these vivid colours get wiped out by Old Man Winter arrives.
Last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised with an experience to photograph the Birds of Prey at Mountsberg Conservation Area in Hamilton. I have slowly been taking up recreational photography and everyone who knows me knows I love animals, so this was a great way to combine the two. My better half not only gave me a new camera last month (a Canon Rebel T5i) for our monthiversary, but planned a surprise for me to partake in this special opportunity and practice my skills – I’m so lucky!
I'm a 20-something woman working my way through life in Canada, traveling when I can afford it and seeking out my passions one day at a time.