{wannabe photographer}

Something has come over me lately were I’m super interested in photography. Like actually taking pictures, not just admiring them. Believe it or not, it’s never really been a huge creative passion of mine up until now….I mean the taking pictures part. I’ve always taken pictures to preserve a memory, not really for arts sake. But all of a sudden a few months ago I started ‘seeing’ as my high school art teacher may say. Now I will be walking and even talking to someone and see something that I just have to stop and take a photo. My camera comes everywhere with me. And we’re not talking a fine piece of equipment here..we’re talking a $150 Canon point & shoot, which is probably obvious to anyone above amateur status looking at these photos but it’s a starting point. I’m definitely itching to buy a decent camera….I’m saving my pennies. I’m also a little intimidated (and lazy) to do all the technical research involved in buying a camera. For now check out some shots I’ve gotten in the past few months that I kinda like.

Taken outside a VW repair garage in my neighbourhood

These two are from my very brief but fun trip to NYC in October. I would love to live in a pink building!

Sketchy laundromat that caught my eye walking down Queen West. I gravitate towards turquoise like a raccoon to garbage.

I love type – obviously. I also love the letter “m”, also obvious. This was a shot I got while waiting my turn for the letterpress at the workshop I took.

This last one was just taken last week. I was unpacking from a weekend away where I was at an event that I wore this great red vintage dress (which has officially been retired as of this event, btw). I tossed it on top of my luggage pile and saw this great shot. The funny thing is that I let it sit there for over a week until I was actually home during daylight hours to take the pic. I also decided to test some of my Photoshop skills with this one.

Here’s the before shot:

And here’s the after…much better!

If you have any tips on cameras, please pass them my way. Until then stay tuned for more of my point & shoot genius 😉