Photography 101: My Favorite Shots

As Photography 101 comes to an end, I would like to share some of my favorite shots. I found this to be a rewarding experience. I have always enjoyed taking pictures and the tips offered in each assignment were very helpful. It would be great if there was a Photography 201 down the line!

Photography 101: Glass

“Incorporate a form of glass into your image to add a layer of complexity.”


glass2These pictures were taken one morning this past summer through our kitchen window. Originally I was taking a picture of Ari, my dog. I actually used that shot for an earlier assignment- Warmth . At the time, my eye was caught by the sight of CJ’s abandoned construction site mixed up with Fourth of July decorations.

Photography 101: Edge

“Today is all about straight edges, and tweaking your image to ensure your lines are perfectly positioned.”


Nothing represents “edge” more to me than this picture of Niagara Falls that I took when Andy and I were nearby for one of his college auditions this past January. Combined with the bitter cold and icy snow pelting us in the face, this was definitely a memorable experience!

Photography 101: Treasure

“Show us something (or someone) you cherish, and get up close.”


These are my grandsons’ hands. CJ is five years old and his baby brother was just born on Monday. Watching them meet for the first time was such a special experience. Seeing the resemblance that the new baby shares with his daddy makes me wish I had known CJ when he was a baby. This is such an amazing time for our family!