This is where I write stuff... don't be surprised if it's silly, serious, or whatever... I'm still trying to figure out who and what I am right now :)

Some days I just want to go out and take photos

OK, so I'm kind of in a photo slump lately. It's not that I don't want to take photos, it's just that I can't find anything that's inspiring to me. Sam has been a bit of a crazy 2.5 year so he's not helping.... 

Why do I like to shoot some of the photos I do shoot. I'm no professional by any means, but I like to capture a moment. I'm not trying to tell a story or be the next Ansel Adams - I just know that I can see something and then want to shoot it (and hopefully can get my phone out fast enough to do so)... Oh yeah, I should probably explain, professional photographers would easily pick this up by looking at my pictures, but I use a camera phone (previously a HTC Evo 4G Design and now a Samsung Galaxy S3 (thank you workplace for taking my advice seriously and getting one of the best phones out there)). I use a camera phone for 2 primary reasons - 1.) I do not own a DLSR camera (no mom and dad, don't buy one for me for Christmas... If I decide to get one I want to choose it) , I have my grandfather's old Minolta SLR that uses real film, but honestly it's hard to just take that around and then find a quality place to develop the film, then wait for it to be done, then pay for all that stuff - but it's a great camera to learn on. 2.) My phone is much more accessible and I always have it on me. The apps are really good now to take quality photos and even edit on them. In fact all the photos up to this point (as of today) on this site are shot and edited on my smart phone (maybe that will be my schtick).

I'm not looking to ever really make any money as a photographer, but I love to take good and fun photos. That's one of the primary reasons I pay for and maintain this website. So I hope you enjoy them (see the copyright, don't steal my stuff section). 

I'm hoping that an upcoming trip and some much needed vacation (in October) can provide me with the inspiration to shoot some more. I think it's great when I take a good photo on the phone, edit it, and then post it and it looks better than it did on the phone (yes this is a common issue)...  


Much love