... for the littles at Little Cabin in the Woods
So very good.
|Cedar Creek Fire Day 1|
|Cedar Creek Fire day 2 at sunset|
|Cedar Creek Fire day 5 as Skycranes fill at a local lake then head back towards the fire in the background.|
Sennie took my beginner's photography class. Then my editing class. I think she even took a took a couple more classes. And earlier this year we even got to meet each other in SanDiego at a photography workshop. I met one of the most beautiful, gentle souls in Sennie. She's the kind of woman that you'd really want as a best friend. Or sister. Or both! And that's also when I really learned about who Sennie is as a photographer. She's not your traditional portrait photographer. She's a real-life, see-the-beauty-in-your-everyday-moments photographer. Her lifestyle images regularly blow my mind!
I took my first photography class with Nancy a couple of years ago. I had an entry-level Nikon DSLR camera, and had been shooting in auto mode for a long while. When I saw her ad for learning how to use a DSLR camera and make sense of all the settings I knew I needed to take her the class. I had already taken a class at a local photography shop, and had tried to read about my camera online and from my manual, but had felt both a waste of time. I felt very discouraged, and wondered if I’d ever be able to learn to use my complicated camera.
I contacted Nancy, and she was very encouraging and easy to talk to. I decided to try one more time. I found her class structure to be very helpful, having a group on Facebook to interact with, and being able to watch instructional videos at home when convenient for me. Having Nancy give feedback on images was most helpful. She was so encouraging as she taught everyone in the class, making it a joy to learn.
Nancy is a gifted photographer, and also a natural teacher. My very first Manual n’ More class is what unlocked for me this incredible journey.A journey to rediscover a creative side of me. I thought I was learning the mechanics of my camera and learning to take better pictures of my children, but one class led to another, and a passion was born. A passion to see beauty, to see all those ordinary miracles around me, every day, and to record them with my camera, so I/we would not forget. And a passion to tell stories with my pictures. For my family, but also for others.I have completely fallen in love with photography, and my life is so much richer for it.Thank you, Nancy, for unlocking the mystery behind all those buttons on my camera, and for getting me started on my life-long journey! ~Sennie
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