Monday, October 26, 2015
Winning Bronze For My Photography & My Future Photographic Dreams ♥
I was up for Best Photography Blog, something which I was still quite shocked by as I was up against some amazing photographers and people who actually made a living from their work and here I was, the girl who only received her first DSLR camera back in December, who has never done a photo shoot with with anyone but my own son but who is so passionate about the art of photography and capturing precious moments in peoples lives and the beautiful nature around me.
I anxiously scrolled through Twitter looking for updates on the category winners and although, deep down in my heart I knew I wouldn't be crowned the winner, I was still a little disappointed when I didn't see my name. However, this year the Blog Awards Ireland decided to honour not just one winner but to also have a silver and bronze award. Imagine my surprise when one of my fellow Irish parenting bloggers informed me that I had won bronze for my photography. I was absolutely delighted!
It meant so much for me to even be aknowledged in this category amongst some very talented bloggers and those who have honed their skills to perfection over the years. In my eyes I feel like such a beginner, only starting out on my photographic endeavours and learning new things about the craft everyday but I honestly love it so much and I could never imagine my life now without snapping away pictures - impromptu photo shoots on sunny days are the best!
I would like to thank anyone who voted for Dolly Dowsie in the awards and to the judges who deemed me worthy of a bronze award - you have no idea how much it means to me! So thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Winning this award has really given me a boost of confidence. It's made me want to pick up my camera even more and capture the wonderful nature that's around me at the moment. Of course, I always like to have my son, Tyler Lee, in my captures too.
Now that I'm pregnant again, one of the things I'm most looking forward to with the new baby's arrival is capturing lots of newborn photos of them, something which I didn't do with Tyler Lee. I have so many ideas and can't wait to capture them all.
My absolute dream would be to one day be a professional photographer, capturing gorgeous shots of peoples precious memories. My favourite subjects to capture are people, especially children and nature - even better when the two are combined like in the picture above, one of my favourite pictures from the year so far.
I really want to pursue this dream, even if it means a lot of hard work. I just want to start out photographing other people and experimenting with different types of outdoor shoots - natural light is always the best for me. I just need some willing participants now!
Whatever happens I will always love my camera and capturing moments to remember for ever, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, having a moment in time to look back on forever is such a special thing to me.
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