Back in May, I did my first proper portrait session with the lovely Laura who was after some new head-shots and images for her new design portfolio. I've known Laura for quite some time through my day job at Lancaster University and it was great to spend a spring morning with her at Williamson Park capturing these images.
Hi – my name’s Morganna and I’m an aspiring photographer looking to build my portfolio.
I’m relatively new to the photography game and it all started back in the summer of 2015 when I started Morganna Designs online and wanted to take better images of my floral designs. Two years later and I still have my trusty little canon EOS-M which I use for all my photography, investing in new lenses and little bits of kit as and when I can.
So far, March has been a busy and at times overwhelming month. I started a new job at the end of February and getting to grips with my new role and new things to learn has at times felt exhausting. In between the chaotic day-to-day, I'm seeking stillness and calmness whenever I can. I have to admit, I'm a natural worrier and learning to de-stress and fully relax doesn't come easily to me. In fact, I feel like this might be my life lesson for 2017 (there are always things that will keep coming back to bite you unless you tackle them and anxious worrying is definitely a cycle I want to break!)
In my last post, I shared my goals for the year ahead including my commitment to a photography 365 Project: a simple goal to get my camera out everyday and take at least one photo. I tried this last year, but quickly got discouraged when busy working life took over and I missed a few days without taking any photos. This year, I'm more determined to keep up the practice, but I'm also being kinder with myself if I miss a couple of days. When this happens, I remind myself what the aim of the goal is, essentially to make photography a part of my daily life, to really get to grips with how my camera works, to get quicker at changing my camera settings to catch the shot I just don't want to miss and most importantly, to track my progress and visually record how my skills are developing and my practice is changing.
Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe how quickly time has flown by recently. It only seems 5 minutes since I was writing my 'Little Catch-Up' post and signing out for the festive break. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas full of good food, friends, family, cosy socks and late mornings. In amongst all the merriment, I have taken some time to enjoy our new home and really think about my goals for Morganna Designs in 2017. I thought I would share my plans here so I can refer back to them throughout the year. So, grab yourself a mug of something hot and I'll fill you in...
I can't believe how fast time is passing right now and I hang my head in shame when I realise that it's been nearly two months since I posted on this little online space of mine. The truth is, November was well and truly hijacked by our house move. We spent most of the month surrounded by unpacked cardboard boxes, trying to figure out how to use our heating and without connection to the outside world. [We had no WiFi for 3 weeks! and no TV connection for most of that time too. I think I must have been one of the last people in the world to find out that Donald Trump was the new President of the USA!]
I'm hoping that we're nearing the end of our house move ordeal and that come mid-autumn we will have eventually moved into our new home. In the meantime, I've been spending far too much time on Pinterest dreaming and plotting my new flower studio.