Tuesday, May 27, 2008

10 years

Yes, I like the band... but that's not what this blog post is about. :) It just hit me today that this year is my 10 year anniversary as a photographer!

Yes, 10 years ago... at the age of 15, I bought my first camera (with the help of my wonderful grandma). I worked at the 4h LSU mini farm taking care of stinky little animals for a week and made as much money as I could. My grandma said she would pay for the rest to help me get my camera. She was the one person I always remember believing in me, telling me I had "the eye" to be a photographer. If it weren't for her, I might not be a photographer today. :) I bought the Nikon N50 and used that thing for years!! It was an awesome camera even though it was good 'ol film.

Over the years I have learned so much and taken approximately 23,589,268,187 photos. (yes, I counted) ;) I am sooo happy I get to do what I love and what I'm super passionate about. Not only does expressing myself through my art make me happy, it's also an incredible blessing to be able to touch someone else's life with it. I love it!!

So I went and found the album that has some of my very first photos I took with my Nikon in it... and found a couple to show you all. Don't laugh! I was just starting out! I used my sister as a practice subject A LOT. Isn't she cute???


So happy anniversary to me! YAY! I can't wait to see how I've grown in my talent in 10 more years!!

1 comment:

Karen T. said...

Congratulations Courtney!! The world truly is so much better through the lens of your camera! You truly do have the "eye" and can always capture the moment. I can't wait to see how you grow in your talent in the next 10 years, too!


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