Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest Post by Kiley

Hello Everyone! My name is Kiley and I blog over at Click and Capture Photography. I am a teenage girl who has a huge heart for Jesus. I love photography, and anything that uses my creative side. My family are my best friends, and my friends are my family. I love to giggle and stay up all night laughing with my friends, watch movies, blog, and well, i'm sure you know. photograph.

First off-I'd like to say this is my first time guest posting, so if it's horrible, that is why. ;)

I first got into photography when I was 8 years old, my parents bought my a purple camera, that plugged into the computer so I could play around with frames and making the photos silly. DSC01795
When I lost that camera I was super sad, and for that Christmas I got a pink kodak camera. Um, I don't think you want to know what happened to it. The first one fell, the second one broke, and the third one, well um, it fell again. They were all replaced for free. My advice to you-buy the warranty they are trying to sell you, it is SO worth it.
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Thennn, last year I bought a sony point and shoot. I am happy to report that I still have that camera, and use it lots still.
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In September of 2010, I bought my first SLR, a canon rebel XSi. (That didn't break either. ;))
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In April, I decided I liked the SLR for sure and I went ahead and updated to a Nikon D3100.
I. Still. Have. That. Camera.
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and I couldn't be happier.
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But guys, the fact that I have an SLR, is besides the point. Now, hear me out. You don't need an SLR to be awesome at taking pictures. Allie once told me that its the person that takes the pictures, not the camera (or something along the lines of that.) It was then, that I realized that I didn't need an SLR. Don't be discouraged if you don't have one.
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Photography is a very creative thing. When I take pictures, I don't just point and shoot, I turn up/down the aperture  exposure, make sure the photo is in focus, and all of that. It's a fun process.

Learn how to be creative with your shots. Take photos from different angles, don't just "point and shoot" but play around a bit. Take classes, research your cameras, you know.
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I leave you with this, I made it. Don't be discouaged when you look at big photographers that are amazing and feel like its impossible for you to get those shots. Nothing is impossible. Say to yourself I'm possible, and you are. ♥

~Kiley

4 comments:

Jessica said...

I love that button! It's adorable and I love the concept. Thanks for sharing! Lovely post, Kiley.

Mary said...

That was sooo great Kiley! I'm going and following your blog RIGHT. NOW!

ashlyn y said...

Good one Kiley! Really enjoyed it! I still have a digital, (an Olympus SP800UZ) And can full attest to what you said that it's about the camera, not the person!
All in all, I'd rate this 5 out of 5 stars.
*****

Julianna said...

Awesome post,Kiley!! Loved it :)