My Journey with New Toy

A few months ago I got a new toy.

A camera.

I love pictures, but I don’t know how to take pictures. However, what I realize is that I am not able to always get a photographer to take pictures on a day to day basis. That’s when it hit me. I need a camera. So I put it in the atmosphere, and one of my good vendor friends was getting rid of her old camera, and she wanted to gift me with it. So here we go a new camera. Now, I will tell you I don’t know the first thing to shooting a camera so the first few shots were confusing. I didn’t know what I was doing. Photography is definitely not my ministry. LOL! So what I have learned so far, products and people are two totally different things to shoot.

So I started with still things. Products that seems simple right?


You have to consider so much more the lighting, the product placement, and did I mention the environment. So let me back up a bit. The best lighting is Natural lighting. There is no such thing as good factory lighting.

Trust me, take my word for it.


Okay, back to regularly schedule programming. Products have to be sharped. The product name has to be visible. Duh? Focusing is one of the hardest things that you have to learn.

My favorite photographer, Shekeidra Booker from smarche photographer told me while I am still learning just use full auto. So literally that’s exactly what I have been doing using auto mode and it adjusts the lens accordingly. But what I also learned. The best thing about a camera is a lens.



Then there are people. As much as I love people, I hate shooting them. This was so difficult for me because I can’t focus on them. Especially children. Now, I am definitely not trying to become a photographer. But I definitely want to learn the art so that I can be well rounded when it comes to my craft as a florist.

Check out what’s in my camera.

The first picture out of the camera.

The first picture out of the camera.