Thought I should Introduce Myself

Monday, October 16, 2017

I have always loved photography, it has been a huge part of my life.  I decided after I graduated from high school to take it more seriously, and I have never looked back or been happier.  I love being able to explore new places, along with taking amazing photos to remember the trip with. My favorite kind of pictures to take are nature ones, along with practicing macro.  Those are the pictures that I sell.  I also love taking pictures of my family and friends.

The  camera's that I use are the Canon Powershot G16, this is the camera that I use mostly for family gatherings.  I also use this to take to events and sometimes when I don't feel like lugging the SLR around.  I have had this camera for several years, and love it.

The second camera that I use is the Canon SLR 6D.  This was my dream camera and I'm so excited that I've had it for a couple of years.  IT is so fun to use and explore with all of the settings.  I also love the fact that I can use different lens with it.  I have an assortment of lens that I use, but I do have the standard lens that I use the most.  Sometimes it can be hard to pack around all of the lens and extra batteries.

I also use a GoPro Hero 5.  I just got that one this year, and have been trying it out.  I like this camera because it is waterproof and I am able to put it in my pocket.  This is the one that I use to take on trips with me to record video and take wide angle pictures.

I also use the camera on my Iphone 6s plus.  Since I always have my phone with me, it makes sense to use the camera.   It makes it so much easier as I am able to capture those photo's that you would have missed.

The last camera that I use is the Canon Powershot ELPH 360 HS.  I chose the purple one because purple is my favorite color.  I chose this camera to use as a Vlog camera.  It is light weight and easy to use.  I didn't want to use my phone all of the time, or the other cameras.  So far this camera is working out great.

I have a wonderful husband that I have been married to for over 13 years and I have an adorable 8 year old son.  I love to travel, spend time with my family, of course take photo's, write, read, workout, hike, camp and watch some of my favorite TV shows.

Gallery

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I am so excited to announce that I have redesigned my website.  I have been working extremely hard in order to get the site where I wanted it and how I wanted it.  My husband was a great help with his programming skills and I totally love how it looks.  I have been working for over a week to get the gallery up and running.  I'm proud to say that the gallery is now complete on my site.  I still have to work on the store and the about me.

Check out my site:
www.lsmphotography.com

Update

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I know that it has been a while since I have posted.  I have been busy trying to figure out what kind of photography I would like to specialize in.  I wanted something that I would have easy access to and where I could go almost daily to take the pictures.  I have decided to focus my time on doing mountain photography.  I live in an area that is surrounded by mountains, which means I have ample opportunities to go take pictures.  I literally live two minutes away from being on the mountain.  I love being outdoors in nature, it is a really relaxing experience for me and it gives me a great excuse to take out the camera.  I am also going to specialize in macro photography.  I love how much detail you can get when you are closeup to an object.  I have been able to capture so many things and have seen so much detail, that I might not have otherwise saw with the naked eye.  Photography is a big part of who I am and it brings me great joy.  I can't wait to get out and take more pictures.

Multnomah Falls

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Multnomah Falls is really pretty to go visit.  It is also really green there.  The falls are actually two different ones, a lower and a higher one.  There is a bridge that goes over the lower falls, where it gives you a better view of the upper falls.  It is a great place to go see and I highly recommend it.


















































For more information check out these links:
http://www.oregon.com/attractions/multnomah_falls
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/crgnsa/home/?cid=stelprdb5139466
http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/falls.php?num=4051


Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls is a great place to visit.  The falls are just to the side of the road and the kids can play in the bottom of the shallow water. I know that my son had a great time playing in them.  The water was a little cold, but felt refreshing on a warm summer day.










































For more information check out these links:
http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Horsetail_Falls_Loop_Hike
http://gorgefriends.org/display.php?modin=51&uid=4873
http://traveloregon.com/see-do/attractions/outdoors-nature/horsetail-falls-loop/

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls in Oregon is really pretty.    It was a really beautiful hike to get to the falls, and everything was so green.  I still can't get over how green Oregon has been.  You do have to be careful on the hike, as there was poison oak everywhere.  You can hear the falls before you get to them, thundering down the mountain.  There is a little platform that you can stand on in order to get a better view of the falls.




























For more information check out these links:
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=107
http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Bridal_Veil_Falls_Hike
http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/falls.php?num=4059

Rockaway Beach

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rockaway Beach is a great beach to visit, plus it was the first beach that we stopped at on our Oregon Trip. It was also the first beach my son had ever been on.  There were tons of sea shell fragments all over the beach.  The water was cold, but the weather was really nice.  There were some cool rock formations and the town was cool to visit.  There is a cool store there called Flamingo Jim's, that is where we stopped to get some light weight hoodies, as the fog was making it cool.  We also road the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, which is a cool train ride through the Tillamook bay area.  





































Check out these links:
http://www.flamingojimsgifts.com/
http://www.rockawaybeachor.us/
http://www.rockawaybeachor.info/