Hello to those of you visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! I was so excited when I found this great way to get to meet many new bloggers! I tell you what, bloggers are a great group of people. I have been so surprised at the true friendships I have formed through this and previous blogs. While you are here be sure to subscribe by email, RSS Feed, or Google Friend so you can get the latest tips and tricks :O)
A little about me. I’m Courtney the girl behind the camera and this blog :O) I’m a wife to an amazing man I met in 8th grade. Don’t worry we didn’t start dating until we were both in college, myself in NC and he in CO. Long story short, we were married a year after we graduation! He is a pilot in the Air Force which has allowed us to live in some great places! Currently, we are stationed in Japan. Please don’t freak out yet, we are not on mainland and were not affected by the earthquake/tsunami that hit a few weeks ago. I love it here!! I’m also a mama to two crazy, sweet, and silly little girls – Kate 3.5 yrs and Emma 2yrs.
After learning how to shoot on manual mode, I had so many friends mention that “If you can do it, than I can do it.” I didn’t take offense to this because it’s true! If I can learn manual mode and all those crazy terms like aperture and ISO then I promise you can too. I had lots of friends ask me to teach them how to use manual mode. Hence, this blog started! I was shocked that strangers started to come around and let me know they were able to learn something. I was hooked!
I try to write a lesson of some sort on Monday. These aren’t always lessons on using your camera on manual mode sometimes they are tips on how to improve your photos you take of your kids – shooting from different angles, capturing the details, and how to have a quick mini photo shoot. Each Wednesday, I write “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” where I feature another blog that has a super idea/post and I only wish I had thought of it. :O)
I hope you are able to find some tips to take great photos of your kids, pets, friends, or your plant :O) If you would like to show off some of your photos of your kids/pets be sure to enter into the Quarterly Top 5 link away and giveaway going on right now. You could win a “Shutterbug” necklace from Vintage Pearl or a “Mom’s Gonna Snap” shirt from Clickin’ Moms.