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No.01Tell us a little about yourself and your photography journey.
I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband, Brendan and daughter, Audrey. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and work fulltime, but I’m currently on maternity leave for a year. I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D40, in the summer of 2007, for my Europe backpacking trip. But, I used it like a point and shoot camera.
I started to learn how to shoot on manual shortly before the birth of my daughter in July of 2014. (Yes – it took me a full 7 years to get off of auto!) I still consider myself an amateur and have lots to learn.
35mm 1.8 | f/2.5 | SS 1/125 | ISO 800
No.01What is the best advice you received so far on your photography journey?
“Practice. Practice. Practice.”
Seems like common sense but I remember talking to my husband about how frustrated I was with my photography but he made me realize that I don’t shoot often and that I can’t expect results if I don’t put in the work or effort.