I am Lisa Miguez - artist, photographer and constant dabbler based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
During my years on this big blue planet, I have dabbled in many creative mediums - photography, woodworking, painting, digital design, to name a few. I see and interpret most things in a creative way and endeavour to add my own twist to everything that I do. I think outside the box and am constantly learning.
I have been interested in photography for a very long time. Many years ago, I owned an SLR film camera (the brand/model eludes me) but it was unfortunately stolen. Fast forward to 2010 when I bought my DSLR - a Canon Rebel T2i 550D that included kit 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses. At first, I used it a lot, and loved it.
Then, I just wasn’t using it much. We were travelling a little and it was more convenient to use a small point and shoot (or my phone). I rarely used that T2i until early 2018 when I signed up on Instagram to promote the release of my very first music album - click/tap here to visit my music page
. I had been posting every day on Instagram but was quickly running out of decent images to post. I needed to learn how to use my DSLR.
I had a tough time with the jargon - aperture, exposure, shutter speed, etc. - all I wanted to do was take nice pictures, not do math. I have a better understanding of how all those buttons and settings work now - still lots to learn, but I kinda get it. That knowledge, along with the addition of a Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary telephoto lens has reignited my passion for photography.
You can find me on Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and SoundCloud. The place I am most active though is Instagram. I post new videos on YouTube once in a long while but hope to increase that frequency. Occasionally I share my Instagram posts or YouTube videos to Twitter but am otherwise not currently very active there - you can however, direct message me on Twitter if you wish.