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 Kodak 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 AND TRY SOMETHING NEW EVERY NOW AND THEN.
- THE ONLY WAY TO GET THAT WOW PHOTO IS TO GO OUT AND LOOK FOR IT.
- ENJOY WHAT YOU DO.
- BUT 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.”