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Photographer - Amateur Closet Photographer
Good photos make a Photographer
Closet Photographer? Yes, that's what I consider myself. I've always loved taking photos and wanted to have a great SLR camera with at least two interchangeable lenses, but, I don't know enough about F-stops or aperture openings to justify the cost. I have always said I would take a class but never seemed to find the right one or the right time to do it. So instead I use my digital point and shoot camera and continue to take pictures of anything, anybody and everything else I see. Some are good, some not so good, but I'm having fun!
Anyone can be called a photographer! Having the right subject whether it's a person or scenery, having the right light and capturing the moment. In focus and interesting help too!
Photos of Alaskan Scenery
Alaskan scenery is breathtaking and bountiful. I could've photographed forever in Alaska. One scene or mountain more beautiful than the next and I just kept clicking away. Everywhere I looked there was another picture waiting to be taken! As we drove down the road I kept telling my husband to stop so I could take a picture. It didn't seem like we were going to get anywhere, but I had to have those pictures! From mountain tops to glaciers with the fabulous blue sky!
There are more photographs of Alaska in my hub about Alaska, but I chose to add some here because of their beauty. Definitely a place that can turn anyone into a photographer!
Wildlife, animals, a photographers dream. There are so many settings and so many perfect set ups you can't resist taking pictures of them. They offer so much to the photographer and to the beholder of the photograph. Oh, and what about the family pets, or the local animals? There isn't a one that doesn't offer a photo opp at one time or another.
Otters swimming by were a common occurrence, we saw them just about every night. When we left for Alaska my only request was to see a real-live puffin and I was so happy to see them. They're such cute little birds and dive down into the water like you wouldn't believe! I had tons of photos of sea lions bathing themselves but thought the one I chose here showed how regal they can be.
There was a trail near our campground which we walked every night. We got some really nice pictures of the local wildlife but I thought this one of the marmoset was one of the best.
These were all were taken with my good old point and shoot camera.
Alaskan Wildlife Photos
While real wildlife offers so much to the photographer, local and domestic animals do too. Opportunities abound and can be seen every day. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, frogs, all types! The local flora and fauna you find at home can be equally interesting to photograph. Some can even take your breath away.
I have a pond in my backyard, not a very big one, but it attracts frogs every year. The butterfly picture was truly a lucky one, it landed on the flower and I had my camera handy. I was jumping up and down after I got that one!
I love hummingbirds and am fortunate to have a collection of pictures of them. Of course I've had to stand for hours waiting to get them sitting still as they move so quickly and so often.
We are a family that loves dogs. There are seven in our immediate family and their breeds cover quite a range as you can see. The St. Bernard, Vedder, is everyone's favorite!
Local animal photographs
New York State - Scenery Photographs
Local area scenery can sometimes match that of other states, you just have to look around. Here in upstate New York we have many opportunities to take great photographs.
Last but surely not least there are the photographs you take of people, mostly your family. Here the opportunities are endless. I bet you have some wedding photographs that would rival any professional photographer.
Family Photos - Fun and interesting
The hardest part of this hub was selecting photos to publish. I hope these are representative of some of the photos I've taken and you've enjoyed seeing them as much as I've enjoyed taking them.