December 30, 2011

About A Year of Pics

I have always been fascinated with photography.  As a kid, back when cameras had film, I learned the basics of photography through 4-H.  While my projects often won blue ribbons at the county fair, that is the extent of my photography education.

Over the next 20 years — through college, kids, and career — I promised myself that “some day” I would get a nicer-than-point-and-click-camera and take some photography classes. While I recently made good on the camera part of that dream,  I’m still not sure how I can fit in photography classes with four kids at home.  So this blog, a 2012 resolution of sorts, will help me continue to work toward the other part of that dream by taking and blogging about one picture a day throughout 2012.

All of the photos on this blog (with the exception of the one borrowed from the Nikon USA web site for this first post) have been taken by me with my new Nikon Coolpix L120 unless otherwise specified.  Yes, I know there are fancier cameras out there.  I just don’t have one of them.  Yet.

I hope that the sheer force of taking 365 photos in 2012 will help me hone my photography skills.  I welcome tips and constructive criticism from more talented photographers than I am who stumble upon this site.  If you see a photo you like, please feel free to link to the post on my blog or e-mail me at  The photos posted here may be amateur, but they’re my work and shouldn’t be used without permission.

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. Good Morning, Ms. Shutterbug Sage. Like you, I am attempting to teach myself how to take better pictures and I started the blog in an effort to learn. You images have inspired me to improve; therefore, I nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger award. Check it out :

    When I wrote this, I forgot to include directions: 1) Include the image of the award on your post, 2) acknowledge the person who nominated you & link back to his/her blog, 3) write a list of things about yourself [usually it’s 7], 4) nominate 7 or more bloggers.

  2. You had me at “four kids at home.” You go, girl! Nothing like a blog and complete strangers to keep you on your resolution path. I love shooting with my Olympus, but with four kids myself (and all the daily grind that goes with that) I find myself with less and less time for my hobby. Perhaps I should start a 365 garden project. That might be more likely!

    • This 365 project is literally ALL I get to do for myself each day that is not my paid job or my unpaid job (e.g. raising kids, making dinner, doing laundry, etc). At least now the weather is nice and I can take my camera with me on my walks and combine exercise and my 365 project. 🙂

      • I feel it too. I have no idea how I could ever juggle a job too, though I almost did last year (only part time). I’m just so dadgum busy with school stuff (I volunteer) in addition to keeping house, property, the blog IS my me time!

I love hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


This Year of Pics