Good day, and welcome to my Website and Blog.
I am Coreen, a mother, caretaker, lover of everything beautiful, and a Photographer. I live in the northern suburbs of Cape Town in beautiful South Africa.
What can I tell you about myself? I love my family and my friends and I know without them I will not be the person I am today. Without their support and encouragement, I would not be sitting here today and typing or posting to a photography blog.
In my perfect world, everything is organized and run’s according to my scheduled plan. Well, that is in my perfect world anyway. I will not change it for anything I LOVE MY NORMAL LIFE.
Oh dear, I don’t think I must start talking about my love for my work it can go on forever… Let’s start at the beginning I always loved taking photos but never had a decent camera but this did not stop me. When we went on holiday’s my little Pentax and Kodac camera’s worked overtime. I took photos of everything that caught my eye.
I always envied other photographers and thought it would be a great way to earn a living just taking photos all day…
Little did I know that my dream of becoming a photographer would become a reality for me in June 2009. My ex-husband bought me my first DSLR a Canon EOS 500D. This was when I started to live my dream but I must admit it’s hard work not just click click click… I did not have any formal photography education but Our Heavenly Father gave me a talent and I thank Him every day for giving me the opportunity to capture the beauty that surrounds me.
I knew that my talent alone will not help me go forward so I started reading up on photography. With each photoshoot, I’ll go and refresh my memory look for ideas in magazines, on websites and how can I forget my fellow bloggers. Come to think of it I don’t think formal training is a must. Don’t get me wrong it would be much easier than studying by yourself hopping from one website to another. I feel very strongly about making sure I get it right and three different websites saying the same thing can’t be wrong can it? I’ve learned a lot since I started blogging and following other bloggers. Most of the photography bloggers will tell you their settings for the photo’s and by using their settings as guidelines I figured out what settings works for me. Every day is a learning experience and with every shoot, I can see improvement.
After returning from our visit to Scotland in August 2019 I decided that I want to take my photography up a few notches. So I enrolled for a photography course at The Photography Institute. I graduated on 10 June 2021 and I am proud of myself for completing the course with flying colors. I must admit, I did learn a lot not only about myself as a photographer but also about my camera.
Here are some very important tips that I can give any upcoming photographer. GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA AND GEAR. WHEN TAKING A PHOTO DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. FORGET ABOUT “I’LL FIX IT IN PHOTOSHOP” PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES TRY SOMETHING NEW EVERY NOW AND THEN. ENJOY WHAT YOU DO THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE…
I Love and enjoy my work and I put my heart and soul into each photo. When I do a photoshoot I try to capture the different personalities of the members of the family. My aim is for my clients to enjoy their photoshoot. Happy clients = lovely photo’s.
With this blog, I would is to show off some of my work and to inspire and motivate others. From time to time I will post something personal. I also love to travel and will share some of the photos taken and also try to give you some information on the places I have visited.
My photos are for sale and I will tag the post with #photoforsale. All my Inspirational and Daily Affirmation Photos are also for sale. Please email me for details.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the photos and stories.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”