I would just like to thank all my friends at FAR who have supported me in the past year of 2010 with reviewing and your friendship. It means a lot to me. I truly appreciate your support and taking the time to review for me and leave your comments!
Thank you so much to all who have chosen me as a fan and for that I will strive to do my best in my upcoming year of photos and mixed media presentations and hope I will continue to be able to "DAZZLE" you!
Dazzleme has been dabbling in photography since about 1986 and considers it to be a passion for her since day one. She enjoys taking photos of mostly nature, animals, pets, landscapes, seascapes and flowers.
She started out with her Pentax A3000 35mm camera and mostly used a 70-210 zoom lens with it when taking photos. She has used a few different models of cameras to see how they compared but kept going back to the Pentax.
At the time of purchasing the Pentax, the retailer was offering an incentive to amateur photographers to be given lessons for the basics in photography which she joined and feels this has helped her along the journey over the years as well as having a friend who is also into photography and has given her a few lessons as well.
A few years ago, she was invited to enter some of her photos by having them either framed or mounted on plaks or some other form of backing and enter in the Westport Rideau Art Exhibit. She sold 3 of her photos at that time which gave her a further incentive to carry on this hobby seriously.
Now into digital she appreciates her Canon Rebel XT Digital with a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens Tele-Macro and a Sigma 18-50mm EX Macro. Just recently purchased a Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 D Macro Lens. Still experimenting! With the option of the computer to enhance photos and alter for a better image, she uses this most of the time now.
She is also into poetry writing and has submitted a few to Poetry.com another website and has been chosen to have one of her poems "The Wind Is Not Here to Stay" to be published by the "International Society of Poets" spring edition of "immortal Verses" due to be published in late spring 2006.
She always appreciates all reviews and takes them as a learning experience for her photos.
She is grateful for the opportunity of placing 1st for the TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER for 2007 and 2008 as well as the MIXED MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER for 2007!
DABBLER'S PHOTO THAT WAS POSTED FOR OCTOBER 4, 2007 TITLED "The Butterfly World" which is part of the Elusive Butterfly Collection Book, has just had her photo selected to be in a future version of the CWF (Canadian Wildlife Federation) magazine for publication! She will let you know when that issue is published!