Take it or Leave it

The most common question people ask me is, “What camera do you shoot with?”

I shoot with a Canon.

 I started out on a Canon Rebel (Xsi) going off a recommendation of a family friend and very good photographer.  

I used that camera for well over two years,every day, & probably 6 hours a day if not more.  

As of today I shoot on a Canon 7D. 

 I am pleased with “upgraded”


 honestly I took this picture on my IPhone.  

I read at lot, talk to other photographers a lot and an information junkie. 

 If I have learned anything I have learned this through out my three years of intense shooting well over twenty thousand pictures that……


My best shots 
are from
 EVERY camera. 

Canon 7D

 My best shots come from me and what I see   It can be quiet technical. 
 I shy away from technical things easily,
 but a camera can’t be used to it’s fullest unless you have the technique. 
 It’s an everyday learning situation for me and a challenge. 
 I learn something new every time I shoot.
My point is-
don’t get caught up in equipment. 
If anything get caught up in looking around and seeing what’s going on around you.

 Keep your eyes OPEN

 you will surprise yourself
with some beautiful images because you were there to see them and had a camera in your hand and had the nerve to put it on Manual and shoot. 
 It takes guts to take a picture YOU think would be a nice shot. 
 Do it. 
It will make ALL the difference.


Author: openlifestudio

I am a self taught photographer and mixed media artist with a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in classical theatre performance. Stage was my first love and brought me into the world art while photography is what made me want to stay. I am married to superman, and am the mother of three little super-ducks. I studied creative writing at the Univeristy of Tn and classical drama at the NC School of the Arts, and a Masters in Education with concentration of inclusion and curriculum. I've liived in NYC and LA for the past decade and moved back to TN for some home cooking and back yard fun . I spend most of my days getting little ones through life and playing in my studio. I sell my work through different venues and am really happy where I find myself these days. I love to drink a bottle of wine (with my hubby) coupled with extra cheddar blast goldfish! Having kids has changed my life, the arts has shaped my life, and my soulmate continues everyday to walk through my life beside me. What else could a country city girl like me need.

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