Sunday, June 14, 2015

Photos/Life Lately

I wrongly assumed I would have more "free" time once my children were older.  It's funny how it doesn't quite work out that way.  I keep thinking I'll catch up on life but it never happens.  There's always something to do or someplace to be or something to be cleaned.  Or laundry.  There's always laundry.

I was recently talking to someone about my photography and, I know it sounds weird, but I finally felt like a legitimate photographer.  I sometimes feel like a fraud when I say, "I'm a photographer," because it's not my profession.  People don't pay me - I do it for myself - but does that matter?  Is that what makes one a "photographer"?  Anyway, there's so much more I want to do with my photography and I can't shake that feeling of standing of the edge of something new but I just can't seem to find the time right now do much more than live.

I guess I can't really call these photos "life lately" as some of them are two months old.

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A glimpse of life in the future.

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Mannequin face.

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6 comments:

Nancy Schlicher said...

You are indeed a photographer - your photos are gorgeous! So glad you share them.....

Anonymous said...

I can relate. I am a writer but that's not my career and I don't make money from it, it just gives me pleasure.

As a long time reader of your blog though, I feel like you are destined not just to be a photographer for pleasure, but this seems like what you were meant to do. I'm sure it isn't as lucrative as being a "tax return lady" but I read your posts and feel like your job is sucking the life out of you. It will be crazy and dangerous and scary and satisfying and wonderful when you finally become what you are meant to be, a "real" photographer. But I think it's meant to be. We are all rooting for you!

Sarah said...

Thank you!

Yeah, Tax Return Lady will probably see an early retirement.

Kandice said...

Your photos are always adorable, but these this time are out of this world. They tell the story of your life so well. Is this with your new 85mm lens? I was wondering if you could advise me of which lens you would buy in my situation. I love photography and specifically photographing how you do (e.g. "lifestyle" and of your day-to-day life with your family and your travels with them). I'm fairly new to it and currently only use my 35mm f/1.8 lens. I have a 55-200mm kit lens that I never use (too grainy and/or soft). I was thinking of buying an 85mm f/1.8 lens as a sort of zoom lens (to maybe use at future sporting events or recitals), but then I also lean toward getting a more zoom lens that's not a prime. What do you have an use most often, both at home and when you travel? Any advise is recommended if you have time!

Sarah said...

Hi Kandice - The lens I use the most is my new 50mm. When I had a crop sensor camera (D7000), my everyday lens was my 35mm. In terms of perspective, 50mm on a full frame is almost like 35mm on a crop sensor. I would recommend the 85mm for a portrait lens. I do use my 85mm or 100mm if I need some zoom but honestly, they don't give you that much zoom. I've only really needed a zoom lens a few times so I haven't researched them. You could always rent one to see if you like it before buying.

Kandice said...

Thank you for the tips!