Random thoughts and photos as I develop my photography business (Saddleback Hills Photography) in hopes of an early retirement. Wish me luck.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
New Toy to Play With
Not much time or imagination for today's picture but it is photo related. We upgraded our phones (yes, it has a camera) yesterday so tonight we are still learning the features. My biggest challenge will be keeping off it while I am supposed to be working. Shouldn't be too hard though, I am so far behind, I will NEVER have everything caught up. In a way, it's job security since a lot of it is things that only I do. But I am not stupid enough to think that I am irreplaceable, nobody is. Now since my blog title is "ramblings" and photo's, I'll throw in some of the ramblings that many of you ladies may relate to, that is the glass ceiling in business. The company I work for treats me pretty good but I feel I have earned it. When I started there 15 and a half years ago, I was one of a handful of women in management (you could count us on one hand). The company itself was made up of 95% men, both in production and in management. In a lot of ways I feel I have to work twice as hard as the men, just to prove myself. But in the back of my mind, especially with the economy the way it is, I still feel that the hard work will pay off and I will have a job if and when the cutbacks start. Not quite sure how a new phone sent me off on that tangent but anyway here's my new tech toy.
A little about me – I’m a 59 year old grandmother with 9 grandchildren living in rural North Central Indiana. I have many interests, Photography, Woodworking, Traveling, Oil Painting, Sewing, Gardening and more. Too many interests and not enough time (or money) to pursue.
My passion is the Photography, after developing an interest as a child (thanks Dad) I took Grand Champion in Photography at the county fair at 13, so I at least knew I had a little promise. For most of my adult life, my photography was on the back burner with raising a family and life in general getting in the way.
With my passion being renewed of late, in 2008 I got my first dSLR and I have been a “picture taking fool” ever since. I’ve done a couple of weddings now, am dabbling in portraits and love taking pictures of nature, animals and landscapes.
We started construction on a post frame building in the spring of 2009 which will house a 3 car garage and my studio. I can’t wait. It has been a long process but the studio is almost done and is currently usable.
Please feel free to comment on any of the pictures I post.
Here is a list of the equipment I have available for use. My current favorite lens is the 24 mm wide angle lens.
Pentax K10D Body Pentax K20D Body 28 mm f 2.8 50 mm f 2.0 135 mm f 2.8 500 mm f 8.0 18-55 mm f 3.5-5.6 35-70 mm f 2.8-4.0 50-200 mm f 4-5.6 80-200 mm f 4.5-5.6 50 mm f 1.4 24 mm f 1.8 650-1300 mm f 8.0 - 16 0.22 Fisheye 0.42 Fisheye