Me on my wedding day.
Don’t mind the Carmen Sandiago look. I’m growing out a bad haircut, so a recent photo will have to wait; in the meantime, enjoy this shot from my wedding!

Let’s make this a short story, shall we? I don’t want to bore you guys on my first day.

I’ve always been obsessed with pictures, for as long as I can remember. About five years ago, I finally saved up the money to buy myself a “real” camera–a Canon DSLR–and I’ve spent those five years taking pictures on Auto with a kit lens. For better or for worse, husband and I even took our own wedding photos with it.

I’ve gotten some good pictures out of it, but there was always that thought in the back of my mind that I wasn’t utilizing my camera to the best of its potential. We can’t afford to pay for photography classes, but there is a wealth of information available online for free. I’m between jobs right now thanks to moving halfway across the country for my husband’s career, so I have some time on my hands.

Saga Shots came about as a way to help me keep track of my progress and share some of what I learn with others. I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me; I’ll do my best to keep it interesting for you. I have a Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, just for giggles. Tumblr is a little more casual than the rest, so don’t be surprised if you see a ton of anime posts. Otherwise I’m trying to just stick with photography.