This is a new feature for the CAPS photo club so members get to know each other better, and also to make them aware of what the photo club has to offer.
Please meet Lynda Fawcett
I am a Unit Clerk on a very busy unit at the hospital so, like so many others, the camera has become a kind of unwinding therapy for me. I really want to learn how to capture the image I am after correctly in the camera before I tackle a post-processing program.
My interests are so varied and there are so many options, I sometimes feel like the cartoon dog who gets distracted by the "ball"..."ball"..."ball"! I really like macro photography. The parts of things are sometimes more interesting than the whole.
I try to attend activities just for the opportunities to learn - rodeo, snow drags, boat races and bike races. I love the look of old, weathered faces - they have such stories to tell. I am also interested in slow-motion video because there are so many details we miss when we see things at "regular" speed. But I really haven't zeroed in on a favorite just yet.
I started with a Canon S5IS and I am currently using a Canon T3i with just a couple of lenses. I'm trying to use a new setting each time I take it out.
The only advice I can give other budding photographers is to take lots of pictures...and then take more! Sooner or later something's got to start "clicking" in the grey matter!
Favorite non-photography hobbies for me would be reading, spending time in the garden - or almost anywhere in nature - and spending time with family (especially my grand-daughter) and friends!
Maybe not the best photo I have taken, but my favorite at this point is one of my grand-daughter in a moment she actually was still for 30 seconds! It was actually a fluke but I was playing with a 50mm lens and the shot came together almost exactly as I had imagined it with beautiful bokeh in the background.
These are a few of Lynda's photographs.