Beth Shedd | Photography & Design

About Me As a Photographer…

I’ve loved photography since I was old enough to use a camera. Finding the beauty in everyday moments and bringing connection to people and their memories has kept me an eager and willing photographer for all of my life.

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1967…Photographing my cousins and dog with my fabulous new Kodak Instamatic.

I received my first camera when I was 9 years old …it was a Kodak Instamatic, and I can still remember it’s ‘magic’ flashbulb system 💥. In college, I progressed to a Pentax K1000 and marveled at the depth that my photos had. I remember waiting anxiously for my pictures to be developed, but often being disappointed with the blurry results of my low light shots. I didn’t take the time to improve my technique, and so I put my Pentax away, got busy with other things and transitioned to a long line of automatic cameras. They worked fine and captured my memories, but only rarely did I get a shot that I would call “outstanding.”

In 2009, everything changed when my husband gave me a Nikon D5000 for my birthday. ✨ This was when my interest in photography went to a new level. I took my camera everywhere, I read books, I took classes, I asked questions, and I fell in love! My results were good, and I steadily improved as I transitioned from “Automatic” to “Scene” to “Aperture” and finally “Manual” settings.  Taking full control of my camera was the most exciting and technical way to approach a scene/person/event, and it finally gave me the shots I had been hoping to get for years.

Now I shoot with a Nikon D750 and I’ve loved collecting prime lenses during the past two years. My favorite lens for portraits is my 85mm, and my favorite for travel is either my 50mm or my 28-300mm zoom. For events, I like love my 24-70mm or my 50mm, although my new Sigma 24mm is pretty great. I continue to learn about and practice my skills daily, and I have enjoyed posting a new photograph every day on FB and Instagram for the past 2 years! Click on the links below to like and follow me!

Well, that’s a bit about me and my journey with photography. I wish you joy and connection as you focus on your own life…and I hope you enjoy your visit to my website.
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