Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A New Photography Buddy!

I met Lindsi (aka Mrs. Mommy from Our Lil' Kingdom) a little over 5 years ago when I oriented her as a new nurse in the Intermediate Care Unit of the hospital I work at.
Since then, we've talked on a at least daily basis (some days it's 5-6 times a day!).  We live 40 minutes from each other, but only see each other face-to-face once every two to three months if we're lucky.

Lindsi is my go-to girl.  She's now a stay-at-home mom (kudos to her) so I know she's (almost) always available if I need a quick vent, have a random thought, or need some immediate advice.  We swear our husbands are long-lost twins when it comes to personality traits, and we've sometimes been mistaken for sisters when we're out together!

Ok, so what does my friendship Lindsi have to do photography?  Well, she called me today to tell me she bought a new camera...the same camera I have (except this year's model instead of last year's)!   
Source for below photo HERE

Canon SX20

I have the Canon SX20 IS and she is now waiting for her Canon SX30 IS to arrive in the mail!  Yipee!!  I think I'm just as excited for her as she is for herself! 

I have been wanting a "photography buddy" for a while now.  I have a lot of photographer friends but almost all of them are semi-professional or professionals with DSLR cameras and almost all of them live an hour or farther away from me.  I want someone who is at or near my level of photography who also owns a point-and-shoot camera.  They also have to live near me so we can get together every now and then. 

Lindsi has been getting into photography as I talk more about it.  She too wants to take great pictures of her (cute) kids but doesn't want to lug around a DSLR and all the gear that goes with it.  She finally upgraded her P&S camera and is now ready to take her photography to the next level.  She just so happened to get the same camera I have, lives near me, and is also one of my closest friends!  YIPEE!!!  I now have a photography buddy!  We're already talking about the places we can go to try to challenge ourselves for cool pictures!  I can't wait for her camera to arrive in the mail!

Do you have a "photography buddy"?  How do you challenge each other?  

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Mrs. Mommy said...

AWESOME post!!!! Can't wait to explore and learn along side you

Catharine @Bliss Photography said...

:( I've been replaced.. off to go cry in a corner now...

Mrs. Mommy said...

oh and p.s. it was a little over SIX years ago we met...not FIVE ;)

S.I.F. said...

Yay! It's always so much more fun to have someone joining in on these things with you!

Kadbury said...

I don't have a photography buddy!
:( But I do have that same camera (except it's silver and four years old). I wish I knew how to use the thing instead of randomly taking great pictures and not knowing why lol


Anonymous said...

Oh how fun! I don't have any that live close but wish I did.

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