{inspired-to-create} – What inspires me?

I've started taking the e-class with blogging your way conducted by Holly Becker. The reason for me to relook into the way I am blogging online is because I wanted a focus to the blog that I can document my passionate stuffs. Throughout the years, I've found many different aspects of life inspiring things. However, I have to also admit that not all of these things, which I can focus completely and have a great talent, passion on. During the first week of BYW, we are suppose to blog one of the given topics by Holly. So here I am, beginning the new chapter of my blogging journey. gbtb-lensbabe-kids.jpg Yes, it's this two darlings. The precious and close to my heart. No amount of words can express the inspirations that they have given me. The reason of why I blog, why I scrapbook, why I create the things that I love to. Is to keep memories, moments that happen around them. Even till now, the photographs taken and scrapbook layouts that I've created are of them. At times, the exasperation of parenting journey, the hair pulling experience when the kids refuse to conform to our instructions. However, the little moments of them telling us they love us, the kisses that they gave us and the hugs from the little hands, just melt my heart's away. The days of stress, tiredness, injustice just get washed away when I am welcome by their presence at home, picking them up at school. Then it came to a stage where I want to bring the skill of photography to a next level and also be proficient in it. I invested in gears, reading about photography skills, composition and all. It can only be through practice and practice, trying out different perspective when a camera is in hand. Through the years, find inspirations from photography blogs, magazine and learning from peers whom have like-minded interest as me. I feel privilege as i am working in an IT firm which have many of similar interest whom I can learn from as well. Not forgetting we are able to exchange gears to experiments. The photo taken above was shot from Lens Baby Composer, loan from a good friend of mine and I've tried it out during our trip to Gardens By the Bay. I have taken many many shots and of course out of these, some are moments that I will pick and document in blog or in scrapbook layout. It helps too when my hubby, himself has a keen interest in photography. Therefore, the cameras that we have invested are utilized to their fullest. I do frequently visit sites / blogs to read more about various photography interests. Sites like, Flickr, Shutter Sisters, mu4/3 forum, Ming Thein, The Orange County Family Photographer by Tara Whitney to name a few. These websites give me an amount of knowledge to improve my photography skills and especially important on Journalistic Photography that portray the story by one photo. I hope that the new chapter of my blog will bring altogether the focus of my passion and moving it up to the value chain and create a readership for my friends and visitors. If you are dropping by and is also a fellow avid photographer, tell me what are the key areas that you would like a blog to share about for photography and what keeps you glue to a photography blog. Till my next post… have a blessed week ahead!