Living in Okotoks Alberta "small country living city south west of Calgary" since 2006.
I felled in love with photography a long time ago when I was a kid, not a lot of money to buy equipment, hey I was a kid, I was spending more than I was earning. I managed to buy a high hand Pentax and few lenses, at that time I was too young to understand my inner passion and didn't follow that dream, just did it as a hobby.
In 2006 I decided to get back to it, sold all my old equipment "should of kept it" but anyway with that cash I bought my first digital camera a 6mp, a Canon PowerShot S3 IS, at that point I needed to go back to school to learn how to use that new technology. Took an online class with UK School of Photography, worked with the top motivator and passionate photographer in UK Brian Swinyard, Brian was a real inspiration, helping me in defining my vision, understanding how to transfer it into my photography, how to let go, to refine my own style!
Photography became an extension of my vision and creativity a way to exteriorise and express who I am and how I feel.
I don't have that old camera anymore, gave it to my son, still a Canon fan, my new toy is 5D Markiii, it's the best camera I ever used, I will take the time to speak about gears, cause even if it's not the camera that envision the image, we all love to shop for new toys, it's part of the joy, equipment can be part of the creative process too including the digital darkroom.
I want to share my passion, techniques, motivation, vision, expression , a lot of discussions in perspective, your view your questions, we will explore together what it is about photography why we are so passionate about it.
I will share my life, speak about family matter, my travel, my adventure, my cultural discovery, my move to Mendoza Argentina later this year "2014", the difficulty to move with an handicap husband, the language barrier, how to adapt to this adventure, how to prepare...
I will share my adventure, from tasting food and wine, exploring new landscape, meeting new people, visiting new cities, shopping and fashion, all from the lens of my camera, I will share with you the technical details the vision and story behind each image.
Welcome to my adventure,
Diane alias Imagen