Do you remember your first camera? I had a hot pink 110 film camera that I won in an elementary school fundraiser. I would save up my allowance and buy film, take a bunch of pictures, save up some more of my allowance to get them developed and most of the time be bummed out that I only got 1 or 2 good pictures. However, there was one particular trip my family took when I was 12 during which we visited many national parks, in various states. My favorite was Bryce Canyon and I would have to say that is when my love for photography began.
I certainly wish I had better pictures from Bryce Canyon and anticipate that one day we'll visit there again with our children. I'm certain when that opportunity presents itself we'll have the chance to capture some fun landscape shots. Whether you fancy yourself a photographer or not the majority of us love taking pictures and the technology we carry around in our pockets on a daily basis allows us many opportunities to capture the things we love about life in picture form.
Fast forward to the present-digital cameras-no more spending money developing film-isn't it great? I have since upgraded from that little 110. For a long time I employed a compact little Kodak 35mm. That was fun for awhile but still with the cost of film and having it developed. Eventually, I purchased a Canon Powershot digital camera. What a wonderful world of not having to spend a fortune on film developing. Little did I know then that the new problem would be never having enough memory but hey, that was in 2001 and why would I ever need more than 256 megabytes…? That alone makes me laugh-now here we are in 2017 and megabytes are like the pennies of digital storage-they don’t get you much. Never the less, we all know now how digital cameras have changed things. I began our photography business with the Powershot and quickly upgraded, but there were some fun afternoons spent experimenting with photography and the new found freedom of digital storage. A few of my photos were featured on the Wenatchee Valley Clinic’s website. I have a soft spot in my heart that really enjoys photographing images that depict rural America so it was great to be able to have my work featured.
I currently shoot with a Canon DSLR's to better accommodate what I like to shoot. It has been so much fun and a big learning journey along the way. Running a business using photography has been as rewarding as it has been challenging. We’ve never had a big business that has been all that profitable, but it has served us well as a side income here and there and also been an outlet for creativity as well as a tool we’ve been able to use to serve others. As Caleb always says, it is always so much better and more efficient when you have the right tools to do the job. I agree with him and am grateful that he saw a need to invest in better equipment. It has also served as a reminder of his willingness to invest in my creativity. This shot was one of the first I took after that upgrade back in 2007 while testing out a new lens. There are 8 deer in this picture-can you find them all?
Hi, I'm Sharon
...and these are my adventures as a mom, as a musician, and as a writer using my creative abilities to navigate this life. It is my hope that in some way my life is an encouragement to you. Come join me as I strive to embrace contentment and gratitude amidst this busy, exhausting and wonderful life.