Not to quote that song, but I do believe that the “Internet is really, really great.” Most, if not all, of my research on anything is dependent on Google and the World Wide Web. When I first got a DSLR and started to learn how to use it, I went straight to the internet. I thought I should take classes or workshops but my husband convinced me that I should be able to find a lot of the information on the internet.
One of the websites I came across was an online photography community called I Heart Faces. They have blog posts on photography tips, tutorials and photo challenges. They also have a discussion board/community that’s FREE on the IHF community page. There I met Amandalynn, a wonderful photographer from Madison, WI. She provides some of the most wonderful, helpful, and insightful advices on all things photography – the technical, the art, the business.
So she emails me one day to tell me she has some free time in Dallas before the I Heart Faces photography conference that weekend. And lucky for me one of my friends happens to have an apartment there I also got to meet two more awesome photographer ladies, Theresa and Kristy, both from Dallas and the surrounding metroplex. It was like we’d been friends for a long time. I love it.
My breakfast while on on the internets:
Why so serious?
When we were trying to take a reflection group shot, this man jumped in and totally photobombed the shot. I left it crooked because I was laughing so hard and I think it adds to the silliness….
And finally, my shot of the day, at the Chapel of the Thanksgiving:
Meeting people online seemed like a scary, silly thing to do just a few years ago. While there will always be those internet trolls and spammers out there, I’m really starting to see the power of internet in connecting people and making new friends.
Thank you Theresa, Kristy, and Amandalynn. It was so wonderful to finally meet you all and spend time together!! Hope to see you all again soon