Thursday, February 5, 2009

Self-Portrait

Hello Everyone, I'm Candace, I did my first post yesterday, before my self-portrait, but only because I hadn't yet had enough time to squeeze in actually applying some make-up and making myself picture ready!
A bit about myself... I am twenty-nine...for another 44 days, but who's counting? I hate to admit, but leaving my twenties is scaring me a bit. I have two beautiful children, Emma, who is four, and Noah, who is eight months old. I was a sixth grade english teacher before my children were born, but now I'm very lucky to have my dream job... a stay-at-home mom. I wouldn't trade this time watching my children grow and blossom for anything in the world.
My husband got me a Nikon D60 for mother's day last year, four days before my baby boy was born, and ever since then, I've taken about 10,000 pictures of my children and photography has become a passion of mine, but I'm definitely not a "photographer", just a girl who really likes taking great pictures! I know very little about the settings on my camera, I use the auto mode entirely too often, but I'm actively trying to wean myself from it and learn more and more each day. I'm really hoping through completing these challenges and getting feedback from each of you that I will become more proficient in using my awesome camera!
Also, I hope you don't mind, but I'm really enjoying visiting each of your personal blogs after I read the comments that you've left for feedback on my posts here, so if you get the occasional, or even frequent comment from me, don't be surprised! :)

12 comments:

Teryn said...

I love your expression and the tilt of your shot. Nicely done- Don't worry about the delay on doing your self portrait. In my opinion a self portrait is one of the most dificult things to pull on in photography. You are always your biggest critic- but it does look great.

Wageman Circus said...

Hey Candace welcome to Mission 24, I'm a beginner here myself, but it has been a blast so far! I really liked your self portrait, you look so thoughtful!

Sara said...

I have to say, beautiful! I think I may even see a smidge of childish innocence left.

Mindy said...

My husband gave me my camera for a gift too! I just wish I had had it when my kids were babies, like you do. They get sick of me taking their picture now. ;) I don't mind if you stalk my blog...it is fun to get to know each other better.

Melinda said...

Beautiful picture...you don't really look your age! It's totally okay if you visit around my blog; I wouldn't have joined this group if I didn't want to get to know other people and have them know me. Can't wait to see what you (and your camera) can do!

Rachel H. said...

YAY!! Glad you posted this self portrait! I am so excited to get to know you--and of course, you are welcome on my blog too!

You did a great job on this portrait! Look at those lashes!

Candace said...

Thanks, girls, it's not an easy task to take a decent picture of yourself, so I'm glad to know you guys like it! We're so critical of ourselves, it took me about thirty minutes to get one that didn't make me growl at my poor innocent camera. :)
And I'm so glad you guys don't mind me visiting your pages, I'd love to hear from you on mine as well! :)

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

Welcome! Great composition on your shot!

Charlotte said...

Welcome! I love the angle of this photo. So cute. You're welcome to browse my personal blog (I'm doing a photo-a-day challenge on it) but I don't think you can get to it from my profile. However, I'm linked on Rachel's sidebar under 11th Ward Friends- Jon & Charlotte Gardunia.

Alynn and Todd said...

Welcome! Sounds like we have a lot in common... so glad you joined! Love this pic!

LeAnn and Cris said...

I also like the angle of this photo, and your beautiful!!!
Your welcome on my blog anytime. :) I also like to look at everyone elses.

Candace said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for these kind words, I'm just speechless. I'm going now to read your blogs! :)