artist, constant dabbler,
I am Lisa Miguez, an artist, constant dabbler and aspiring photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
During my years on this big blue planet, I have dabbled in a variety of 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 - a “think outside the box” kinda girl. Still learning. Everything and anything.
Photography is one of those things I have been interested in for a very long time. Many years ago I even owned an old SLR film camera (the brand/model eludes me) but unfortunately, it was stolen, along with whatever photos I had already taken. Fast forward to 2010 when I bought my DSLR - a Canon Rebel T2i 550D that included an 18-55mm and 55-250mm lens. At first, I used it a lot, and I 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 earlier this year 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 was posting every day (recently cut back to 3 times a week) and was 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 my newest addition of a Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary telephoto lens has reignited a passion for photography.
You can find me on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. The one place I am most active though is Instagram. I post new videos on YouTube once in awhile but hope to increase that frequency. Occasionally I share my Instagram posts or YouTube videos to Twitter but am otherwise not very active there - you can however, direct message me on Twitter if you wish.
Oh hey, guess what - I’m on Flickr now too (a little late to the game and hopefully it’s not dead yet!).