Well, my amazing husband, William, bought me a new Canon EOS 60D Digital camera, whom I like to call Frank, and I’m starting to finally learn how to take professional photographs. I’ve been taking photographs for about 10 years now but haven’t been reading on how to make them better. Now that I finally have a digital camera to work with, I won’t be burning through a million rolls of film and will be able to perfect what I’ve been doing. I’m willing to learn as much as I can, I have books and DVDs to help me become the best possible. I’m still very new at this so any feedback or advise that anyone wants to give me would be great!

Thank you for checking out my site and welcome to my world of photography πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I’ve been getting a little overwhelmed with all the information and all the different settings HAHA! But I’m learning to just have fun with it and make it my own πŸ™‚

      1. so many settings! i usually set my camera on A mode (where you select the F stop and the camera automatically selects your shutterspeed to make the best exposure). Having control of my the aperture and the ISO setting is way more important to me than the shutterspeed, and if i want to slow or speed that up, i can do that with the f stop as well. I don’t usually mess with it all that often. I’m a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of manual focusing though. BOO autofocus! okay, so i’m a focus snob.

      2. HAHAHA Yes I’m realizing that the f stop is one that I like to mess with also! And manual focusing is awesome! lol! I highly doubt you’re a snob but that’s funny! HAHA

      3. for the record, the most important thing (to me and everyone else generally i think) is just getting out and trying new things! it takes a lot of guts to put your work out there, whether its written, created with your hands, whatever! It’s pretty personal stuff and it’s tough to share sometimes. After you can do that, the sky is the limit!

    1. Oooo thank you so much! Yeah I was just thinking to myself if I should start a book blog as well lol! I’m a huge book person and talk about them all the time! I’m so excited to check that book out thank you! Are you reading a book at the moment?

      1. Right now, I’m reading books with my students…2 classics I’ve read many times and one of my favorite contemporary authors: The Pearl (Steinbeck), To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee), and The Bean Trees (Kingsolver). I have The Hunger Games on my Kindle & will go to them when I finish the books for “work.” What about you? What are you reading now?

      2. right now I’m reading the second harry potter book only. Its incredible lol! Ooo gosh its been years and years sense I’ve read those books! I’m kind of read Jane Eyre slowly also, I just want to read so many right now lol

  1. hello Amanda

    thanks for following 5R

    you have an interesting portfolio here – a great eye and imagination for composition!

    David in Maine USA

      1. your welcome – my wife is going to follow you, see if you can figure out what wordpress her’s is πŸ™‚ let me know!

        David in Maine USA

      2. thank you – i already know you are going to post wonderful surprises too! enjoy your friendship and sharing…

  2. You are a very good photographer, lover, good friend, etc…

    I saw almost all the photographs on this blog – but didn’t comment on every. I like Domo, Stevie, Eggs on your latest post, the angle on the next, distance, and the list goes on. But consider all others as liked on every post. And, your love for your husband, the maps of your husband, etc etc… are really touching. Good luck for your adventures with the camera. πŸ™‚ you have a very nice blog here.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You have made me very happy! Being a new photographer, I’ve been working very hard on making every post interesting and just trying to get better at photography and writing! i love doing both so much and to have you come on my site and say so many nice things it just amazing πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  3. Hey Wanna Be! It just dawned on me that you’ve been kind of “quiet” for a few days. I’m missing seeing your updates and having you spread your cheer over on my site. Just wanted to check in and be sure you were doing okay!

  4. Hi Amanda, regarding moon shots: Do not rely on the light meter. When I did that I got a big bright ball with no detail. Use manual, f/8.0, 1/250 of second, try ISO of 200, then 300, then 400 (my last one was 400).Full moon tonight. You might want to try different shutter speeds, but these are the settings that have produced the best pictures for me.

    Oh yes, I used 200 mm lens on the Canon 60D and previously 300 mm lens on the Nikon D90. I got sharper images with the Canon (but it is also better quality glass).

    FULL MOON TONIGHT so I hope you get this message.

  5. What a lovely couple you make and what a lovely blog!
    Very nice to “meet” you – such a pleasure to have stumbled upon your blog…looking forward to seeing much more!

  6. I really like your eye for composition. You seem to have a knack for presenting your subjects in an original and interesting way. I look forward to seeing more of the world through your eyes.

  7. Hello Amanda! I look forward to really diving more into your blog, I’ve enjoyed it so far. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

  8. Wow, I love this theme! And that drop down snake-like thingy is SO cute o.o
    Love your photography as well! You might be new at it, but you seem pretty good to me πŸ˜‰
    Keep it up!

  9. Hi, I just got turned on to your blog by another blogger who I have been following for a long time. She featured your work and I was so amazed I had to come see more. I’m an art guy so I don’t know a whole lot about photography but I know beautiful pictures when I see them. Your work is remarkable even the ones you’ve managed to capture with a phone. I just subscribed and I look forward to seeing your blog on a regular basis. Cheers πŸ™‚

  10. I am just now delving into your blog….OMG, your work is amazing! I love everything I’ve seen! It’s obvious you have a passion as well as talent for this type of work. Keep it up…REALLY! All the best, Koko

    1. Awwww this is sooo sweet! Thank you so much for enjoying my work πŸ™‚ I never know if I’m really that good, but seeing comments like these always put that fire back in me πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon!!

  11. Love your photos, was happy to discover you through Leannes blog. Am following! You are not a wannabe anymore, if you ever was, as you have the unique eye and vision for photography!

    1. You’re too sweet! Thank you so much for the kind words πŸ˜€ I am thinking about changing my blog name, it’s a big step for me! HAHA! I never thought I’d be more than a wannabe. Please come by and visit again soon!

  12. Amanda, I have so enjoyed watching your progress over the past months and years…Is it years? I LOVE your new look and am drawn to your name “Broken Window Photography” … oh how I want to steal it. Your header is wonderful. I am so happy to see you continue to work and improve. ~Ramona

  13. Hi Amanda! I’ve not heard or seen any posts for a while and just wanted to check everything is alright with you?
    I hope all is well and we will catch up soon! God bless. πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Amanda, I haven’t seen any new posts lately and was wondering how you’re doing. I hope you are doing well and look forward to hearing from you!

  15. Hey Amanda!!! Hope you and your family are doing well? I’ve been missing you and your photos on here, and wondering when we’ll see and read about your inspiring photos?!
    God bless you, Steve. πŸ™‚

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