Even though my major is illustration and I’ll be posting about that a lot, I’ve really come to enjoy photography and I figured I can write about that now for my first post. Months ago for Christmas, I received a nicer camera and I was really surprised when I opened it up that morning because I did not think I was getting it at all. I almost felt like my 5 year old self again because I was that excited. For some time I didn’t really get much use out of my new camera though. The spring semester had begun and before I knew it I was busy with art projects and other school work. Nonetheless, over Spring break a few weeks ago, I brought my camera home with me and I’m glad I did.
I’m from a small town in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York so there is a lot to take pictures of between all of the mountains, forests, grassy fields, and rivers. For a couple days over the break, the weather reached up to almost 70 degrees and with the weather so beautiful I figured one day it would be perfect to go out on a walk and take my camera with me. I live on the outskirts of town and alongside the road there are trees and a river that runs along. I took my dog with me and we walked about a mile and a half altogether. I was so glad I took my camera because I got some really great shots. The sun was shining out so the lighting was perfect and the sky was a vibrant blue which definitely made for some good photos. Not only did I capture some great shots, but on the walk I also remembered how much fun I used to have taking pictures. I’ll definitely be putting my camera to more use from now on!