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Discovering, Learning, and Growing

by Renee Howard – My 3rd place winner!

If you had asked me a year ago what I would be doing today, it certainly would not have been going to school and, not only learning photography, but loving and pursuing photography. I was in the world of Timeshare for so long, that I could not see anything else. And I have to admit, it was a pretty dismal feeling. I felt trapped! Like, even though I longed for a different future and to “get out”, I couldn’t see it actually coming to fruition. But God is Good!

I have posted before about my photography and, as I acknowledge that I have an enormous amount of learning ahead of me, I am pretty proud of what I have accomplished this far. So here is yet another post sharing my progress and looking for constructive criticism. I know there are a few very knowledgeable and experienced photographers who may see this post and I am hoping to hear your thoughts. Thoughts on how I did, what I can do different, what equipment I should look into, and any other suggestions you may have.

I won 3rd place 2-D

I am excited to report that I recently entered into my very first (EVER) Juried Art exhibition and, not only had 2 out of 3 submissions chosen, but also received an award for 3rd place in the 2-D category. This is a BIG deal for me! Because I never (EVER) considered myself even the slightest artistic or even creative. I have this new creative fire burning in me that I am consumed by and can’t wait to see where it leads me!

Some info about the contest….. over 140 entries, all by students and approx. 75 pieces chosen. First and foremost, I am just so thankful I was able to be a part of this event, but also, I am blessed that I was chosen for 3rd place. It stands to mention that without all the support I have from, not only my spouse, but also friends and family, as a 40-something yr old woman in a rediscovery and transition part of her life, I would not have been able to do this and would still be “stuck” in the life I hated!

So without further ado……here are some of my latest works.

This is just my Black & White Film photography, which I do every step through dark rooms and chemicals. My next post will be about my digital photography as I have the opportunity tomorrow to photograph a local band. I will NOT be using my iPhone —- (felt the need to say that since my last digital band post was all iPhone. lol)

BTW, I’m getting a new lens today! I am gleaming! Can’t wait to use it! Stay tuned…..

Final note, you can go to the Mattie Kelly Arts FB Page if you would like to participate in the People’s Choice award for the exhibition, which is currently happening until the end of April. You can vote on the pieces you like the most daily. 🙂

As always, thank you for visiting and if you are new to my blog, please visit my About Me page and follow me here. If you would like to introduce yourself and your blog, or just leave a comment, please do so below.

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Thank you and til next time,


***I do not give permission for my photographs to be used or shared without credit.***


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