Welcome to my Fitness & Photography Blog! Today is my first post introducing this Blog. This will mainly be outdoor photography- nature, activity, people and self-portraits. I have loved photography since High School- taking photos with film and then editing in the dark room.
This past month, for whatever reasons I have become obsessed with photography. I am starting an official blog that will incorporate my photography. I wanted to start right away so I will stay motivated, continue to challenge myself, and teach others. Blog posts/topics will include photoshop, top AZ locations, props, people and places. I will tie my photography into my outdoor endeavors whenever possible. Not everyone can travel- so I want to eventually be a great resource for people to see the variety of imagery possible in AZ!
These posts will also include some self- portraits. By taking my own portraits, I am more efficient with learning. I can go out myself whenever I have time and don’t need to get a model. I shared with someone the other day that I’ve been taking self-portraits. They said I was a narcissistic and quickly followed up with that they were joking. If they really meant it….that’s okay..
I have been pondering this age of “selfies” and why I am now exploring the world of Self Portraits. For humans in general, it is my belief that vanity does play a minor role, but also goes much deeper. People want to be remembered while they are on this planet. They want to know their life matters and by capturing moments with a camera is one way to achieve this.
If you read my bio- I wasn’t very attractive in High School and was made fun of a lot. I had a huge gap in my teeth that didn’t get fixed until College. I suppose subconsciously I’m trying to make up for lost time. ? I am not sharing this to be a woe is me story either. This experience has been a major force in my life for wanting to help others look and feel their best!!
At 45 years of age, I am happy with my health, mind, and my body. This is due to my activity level and passion for the outdoors. I want to share my experiences and the beauty of AZ with others. I want to be an inspiration for those who want to get fit in the outdoors and get amazing images along the way.
Thanks for taking the time to read- and Have…an Amazing Day!!