And the Guest Blogger is…

by Amy on June 30, 2011

…my amazing niece, Emily! She’s only 11, but she’s already a truly amazing photographer. She’ll be sharing some of her work here on the blog from time to time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! The rest of this post is written by the fantastic Miss Emily.

Meerkats at the Lincoln Park Zoo on black and white film

Yes!! It’s me! The guest blogger Emily!!! Amy (my aunt) told me she would post some of my pictures on her blog and I could write a guest post to go with them. Some of my interests are singing, acting, playing instruments, and of course, photography. I mostly like to take pictures of nature but sometimes I take pictures of people or my pets.

Giraffe at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago on black and white film

I’m exited to show off my awesome camera skills. I first started to get in to photography when Amy did. Then, when I got a film camera from her, I actually started to take pictures. I like to try new things and I’m glad I tried photography. I am a total book freak but sometimes that comes in handy in photography, and I say to myself, “Hey, this seems like it could be a scene in The Hunger Games!” or whatever book I’ve recently read, so I take the picture.

Gorillas at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago on black and white film

So anyways, my aunt and I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo and also to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. It took me a lot of tries to get the perfect butterfly picture but eventually, I got a couple. So really, that’s all I have to say for now. Bye!!

Butterfly at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago on black and white film

And this is Amy, back for the geek speak: Canon Elan 7e, 50mm f/1.8, Kodak Tri-X 400
P.S. That Emily is pretty fabulous, isn’t she?

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Kristin June 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

Emily … those are some AWESOME pictures. I love how you use your love of books AND your love of photography to spark your creativity. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of you in the future!

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Kristina June 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

I’m impressed. I can’t pick my favorite shot, but I keep coming back to the gorillas and the giraffe. Don’t know why but my eyes are enjoying resting there. 🙂 Great job Emily!!

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Angie June 30, 2011 at 7:41 am

Miss Emily, you are truly one talented chica! I ADORE the pic of the gorillas. And from one book freak to another, I salute you.

Keep rockin’ on wit yo bad self, girlie! Hope I get to hang out with you again sometime during another of your awesome aunt’s photo sessions with us.

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Letsa Gordillo June 30, 2011 at 7:54 am

Wow! Amazing pictures and adorable post. Great job Emily!

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Erica Kalinoski June 30, 2011 at 9:08 am

OH Emily, these are fabulous!!!! My favorite is the giraffe. 🙂 congrats on your first blog post, can’t wait to see more!

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John Shea June 30, 2011 at 9:31 am

Emily:

Those are fantastic pictures. YOu seem to really have a talent for this!

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Jen Watkins June 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

These are AMAZING! I really can’t believe you’re only 11, Emily! The giraffe and the gorillas are phenomenal, completely wall-worthy. If I had been half as talented as you at 11, I would rule the world now. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see more!

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neal carpenter July 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

So glad you’ve gotten her started early. Nice work.

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