I took my first, and only, photography class in college. That class taught me, more than anything else, the importance of composition. After graduation, I periodically picked up my old Olympus SLR, but it wasn’t until my husband bought me a Nikon D40 for our anniversary a few years ago that I really got the photography bug. My trusty D40 has since found a new home with my cousin. You can view the photos she’s capturing with it here and here.
I now use a Nikon D300s both professionally and personally. The more I shoot, the more I’m able to clarify what I love to shoot, as well as what I don’t. I’m hoping this year-long project will help me clarify that even more, as I push myself in new directions, constantly improving my skill set.
Turns out one thing I love to shoot is barn dinners – who knew?! This past September, I had the incredible opportunity to photograph a special Heirloom Harvest barn dinner hosted by Meadow’s Mirth Farm in New Hampshire. The dinner was held in a 100-year-old barn and featured locally-grown foods from the seacoast of New Hampshire. It was a magical evening. You can view the photos I was able to capture of the pre-dinner set up (I attended the dinner so wasn’t able to shoot much during the event) and many more on my Flickr site.