I was never that girl who always wanted to be a photographer. I didn’t
carry a camera with me everywhere I went, and as a kid I hated it when
my mom would set me up in front of a beautiful arrangement spring
flowers and tell me to “Say cheese!”
I did own a camera, but it typically only came out during special
events or vacations. It did give me a way to capture important
memories, but even then I found it to be more of a hassle than an
enhancement during these special times. I’d often come home realizing
I had only taken two or three pictures during a week-long trip,
because I had left my camera tucked away in my purse the entire time.
If I’m being honest, I would have to admit that my camera was a source
of pure frustration back then. I never thought that down the road it
would end up being my lifeline, my source of connection, and a huge
piece of growth on my own personal life journey.
But after the loss of our first daughter Bella that’s what my camera
became. It was a way for me to hide from the world in my moment of
greatest pain, but also reconnect with nature and the world around me.
It was a way for me to still create when my body failed to do so. And
it taught me to love myself and be grateful for each and every moment
I’m given here on earth. These days, I am passionate about teaching
others about how a camera can do the same for them.
- From behind the lens you can learn what truly weighs on your
heart, and what’s most important to you.
- From behind the lens you can capture magical moments of your own
personal gratitude, of your unique perspective, and of your special
- From behind the lens (+ computer screen) you can learn to utilize
free tools that will transform your photos and your heart into
artistry and self expression.
- From behind the lens you can reconnect with yourself, with
others, and with the world.
- From behind the lens you can discover light – golden, warm and bright.
- From behind the lens you can come along with me and you’ll simply
Today Beryl is offering one lucky SBS reader a spot in her
summer e-course: Radiate. This online photography experience is
designed to incorporate YOU time into the hustle and bustle of daily
life all while breaking down the complicated world of photography
editing using FREE online software.
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Guest blogger, Beryl Ayn Young, serves as chief photography muse
over on her personal blog, and serves as teacher of
photography courses aimed at nourishing the mind, body, and soul. She
believes feeding the spirit with lifelong learning, photographic
healing, & a glass half full perspective. Beryl leads classes and
offers mentoring aimed at teaching you how to improve your camera
skills and cherish life’s journey. Come discover how photography +
self exploration + editing techniques = a radiant new YOU during her
upcoming photography e-course, Radiate launching June 2012.
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Winner is #62, Amanda! Congrats lovely lady, please check your inbox.