I am Coreen ,a mother, care taker,lover of everything beautiful and a Photographer. I live in Kraaifontein, Cape Town with my two boys Armand and Lian. 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. All the rooms in my house will be perfect everything on it’s place and neat and clean… Well that is in my perfect world anyway. Add 2 dogs, 2 cats, a parrot, 3 teenagers and everything change but 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 photo’s 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 photo’s of everything that caught my eye. I always envied the wedding and wildlife photographers. I always thought it would be a great way to earn a living just taking photo’s all day… Little did I know that this dream would become a reality for me in June 2009 when 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 do not have any formal photography education. Our Heavenly Father gave me a talent and I thank Him every day for giving me the opportunity to make other people happy. I knew that my talent alone will not help me go forward so I started reading up allot on photography. With each shoot I go and refresh my memory and I also 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 strong about making sure I get it right and three different websites saying the same thing can’t be wrong can it? I’ve learned allot 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 learned allot. Every day is a learning experience and with every shoot I can see improvement.
Here is some very important tips that I can give any upcoming self taught photographer it will be. 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 photo shoot I try to capture the different personalities of the members of the family. My aim is for you to enjoy your photo shoot. Happy clients = lovely photo’s.
My aim with this blog is to show off some of my work and to inspire and motivate others. From time to time I will post something personal if I feel it can help anybody out there. I also love to travel and will share some of the photos taken and also try to give you some information on places I have visited.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the photo’s and stories.
Live your dreams… I Do