I am Cate. I am a photographer.

Thank you for visiting.  I have been taking pictures for years and decided to keep a photo journal of my shots.  Though I was originally trained in film photography today I choose the digital format. I shoot with a Canon 5D MKII  at the moment and have a variety of different lenses. My current lens of choice is my 17-40mm.

I enjoy photographing most everything but due to my love of the outdoors I tend to lean towards nature and light in my photographs. I started this blog as a way of chronicling my photo a day for a year project. That project ended a year ago today (it was successful!) but it was tough on me and my camera. Not cry into my lenscap tough but just a challenge. I was happy with the results and learned a lot about photography and [insert cliche here...] myself. I also started an official business (licensed and everything!)  However, it kind of wore me out. I picked up my camera a lot this past year but my heart wasn’t in it most of the time. I miss that. I blame no one and no one specific thing except myself. I am working on creating several goals for myself for this year. I had no photographic goals in 2010. I will outline them here once I have established some rules for myself. I do know that rule #1 has been and always will be to have fun with it.

I am not ashamed to admit that I am not a purist when it comes to photography. Photoshop and Lightroom are my post processors of choice.

If you would like to contact me please do so. You can ask me anything and I will answer. I might not answer the actual question you asked but I will respond. If you just want to discuss life, philosophy, or photography you can do that too – I won’t discriminate.  I would also love suggestions and feedback as well.

Also, in case you haven’t been with this blog since it’s humble beginning; POTD stands for Photo of the Day.

About me without the camera:

I”m 31. I am engaged to Wade. I have 2 dogs (KC and Tippy). I have worked in Austin, TX for a school photography company for 6.5 years. My family lives in Austin. I am shy at first. I don’t like confrontation. I don’t like talking on the phone. I have successfully completed the P90X workout program once. I have successfully quit a gym without any fees. I like garlic flavored pistachios. I love garlic. I used to wear mostly black as a teenager. I was emo before it was cool. I don’t watch tv on a tv. I don’t like pickles. I do like oranges. There is a lot more but I am too shy to tell you.