Call me narcissist if you must but this blog is all about ME. I have another blog about my kids, whom I love and adore writing about. But I was Nicole a long time before I was mom and I don't intend to give up being Nicole overnight.

You can read all about my kids at Naptime Optional.
Or you can follow along on our Arizona adventure on my 365 project blog.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I am attending Photocamp Utah on Saturday and I COULD NOT be any more excited. Seriously. I'm so ready to go from "wanna be photographer" to "Photographer".

So, there are a few things I am doing over the next couple of days to prepare.

First, I finally printed my picture for the Photo gallery display. I chose this picture.

Next, I plan on spending most of today reading my camera manual cover to cover. Yup, had my camera over a year now and I still haven't done that. But I made these 10 resolutions and so it's time to get a move on!

After that I need to spend some serious time on my flickr account. It's terribly unorganized. I have not made use of sets and collections and tags like I should. I have tons of pictures that should be for family/friends only that are public. And the thought that a REAL photographer may drop by my account because they met me at Photocamp and then have to click through my thousands of vacation snapshots is a bit embarrassing to me. So-I need to fix that! Ug. How I wish I had been smarter when I first started using flickr.

S0, now it's time to get to work. Shower first though. I do have priorities.


Liss said...

i think photography is "so you"...i mean after all, it's just one step sideways from what you did in college. i'm sure there's a lot of applicable ideas that move back and forth. and you have a great eye for things.

Andria said...

Man, I wish I could see what picture you're using, but the school district blocked Flickr this year, so I can't see any photos on blogs that come from Flickr. I'll try to stop (your blog, not your house) by after work to see it.

I can't wait to see what you do at Photocamp. Do you get to write long notes home complaining about the food and the rain? Do you get to be bitten by mosquitoes? Is someone going to rent a gorrilla costume and come charing into your tent in the middle of the night? Or do you just get to learn how to be a fabulous photographer?

Emilee said...

that is really a great picture! with the fence framing it...great color, love it! have fun!

HeidiPie said...

I really can't wait to hear about what you learn next. It's quite exciting for me to live life through you.

orangemily said...

I love the photo.
Good luck getting organized and have fun at camp!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Aaaaah, I love that picture! My husband took a picture of a completely rusted out old something-or-other and now it's framed on our wall. Good for you.