Capture Real Life – Pieces of Me

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In the Pieces of Me challenge, I was encouraged to find the little things that make me “me.”  Lots of things came to mind…my collection of Chacos.  My collection of cheap/free sunglasses.  My “pantry” that is really a small cabinet stuffed with spices and baking supplies.  My Hogwarts coffee mug.  While each of these is an object that I love, they each have a bigger meaning.

My Chacos represent the years that I spent at Camp Glisson as a camper and a counselor.  And the freedom to go wherever at a moment’s notice – on a walk in the park, in the river, up a mountain (while I get scolded for hiking in these sandals because they don’t protect my toes).  My sunglasses represent my love of color and having fun – bright orange sunglasses always make me smile.  My pantry represents my love of cooking and baking.  I am always trying new recipes, and I love the fact that I have almost everything I need to bake a cake or cook Chinese without a long trip to the grocery.  And my Hogwarts mug, just because I love Harry Potter.  Maybe it’s the unpredictability and adventure of his life that I admire.  While all of these things kind of make me sound adventurous, I’m definitely a scheduler.  A to-do list maker.  I think that’s why I love these things so much, because they remind me to relax and enjoy the positive, little things in life.

Instead of these things, I chose to photograph another piece of my personality.  My husband told me the other day that I was a life-long learner.  I would be okay being a professional student, constantly taking in new things.  So, when March hits each year, I get the itch to make a summer to-do list.  As a teacher, I need to relax during my summer off, but I always get nervous that I’ll let the time slip away.  This summer’s big goal is photography…

Practicing exposure in different situations.

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And learning Lightroom and Photoshop.

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And simply picking up my camera, shooting, and enjoying it.

 

 

(c) Website and all images copyright Kaitlin Taylor 2015

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2 thoughts on “Capture Real Life – Pieces of Me

    1. Beth from bethadilly.com has it and I loved it! I just googled “floral camera straps” on Amazon and found it. Got it thanks to husband for my 2nd anniversary present – denim is a kind of cotton, right?

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