It All Started A Year Ago!

Yes that’s right folks… WordPress inform me that The Amateur Camera is now a year old!  

One Year Woohoo!

One Year Woohoo!

I had no idea what to expect from blogging when I tentatively hit that first ‘Publish’ button.  It was my daughter Stephanie, also known in the blogging world as ‘GRaDABOUT‘ who encouraged me to start but as much as she loves my photos it was scary putting them ‘out there’ for all to see and comment on.

I have to say, over the past year I have met some really wonderful people through WordPress and received some lovely encouraging and uplifting comments on my photography, as well as finding some awesome blogs that bring joy to my days along the way!  So a great big THANK YOU to all of you out there in the blogosphere for your support and encouragement and especially to my wonderful daughter… Grazie bella!

Here’s to the next year!

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. meticulousmick
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 21:35:21

    Well done Amateur Camera, Happy Anniversary. MM 🍀


  2. Multifarious meanderings
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 22:16:42

    Happy birthday to blog, happy birthday tooooo blogggggggg 🙂 Looking forward to more pics, AOC. Big hugs, a glass of red and a packet of Hobnobs xxxx


  3. ivyon
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 00:38:16

    Congratz! If you want you can join my mini challenge for my birthday 😀


  4. araneus1
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 02:54:42



  5. Amanda ♥ Unique So Chic
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 04:34:52

    Congratulations! happy birthday & many more to come! 😀


  6. newbloggycat
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 05:06:02

    Happy 1st birthday to “The Amateur Camera”! Way to go…keep blogging *(^___^)*


  7. Queenie
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 07:12:42

    Happy birthday to you! Blogging certainly opens up a whole new world x


  8. gradabout
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 16:17:01

    I love you, and your blog is beautiful mama xxxxxxx


  9. Andrea McGowan
    May 21, 2014 @ 16:56:54

    Ciao Bella! What a surprise to find you have been writing your blog for a year and two months now?!!! So much has happened; and your photographs are an expression of deliberate creation now, rather than perhaps the chances of serendipity. I salute you bella! My heart swells with pride and anticipation of the next years… and I look forward to having an original on my wall soon!! Ciao ciao! xxx


    • The Amateur Camera
      May 29, 2014 @ 17:58:01

      Ciao ciao! Thank you for your wonderful words! You are a constant source of support, love and encouragment in my life and I thank the universe for giving me the most wonderful sister ever! Ti amo enormemente bella! xxx


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Quotes that speak to my soul…

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever...
it remembers little things,
long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

"You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that I would call the dreaming with open eyes." - Ernst Haas

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by Dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs

“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”
― Robert Frank

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