behind the lens:

behind the lens:
hi! i'm rebecca. i'm the face behind this blog and these photos. in short: i'm a christ follower, tea lover, book reader, and... photographer. in length: visit my "about me" page in the tab above. in other news: i am currently exploring the 365 project... so hop along with me and enjoy the ride.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Here are some photos from a photo shoot I did with my sister the other day.

Hope you guys enjoy them!






And, also, happy New Year!! I'm so excited that it's 2011. I love fresh starts (NY resolutions are the bomb 8-) ), anddd I really did not like 2010. So, yay. :0)

Thanks for looking! I'd love to hear which one's your favorite. :0)


Friday, December 24, 2010


"Snow covered rooftop, lights on the trees.
The sound of singing
I hear down every street.

Families have gathered from miles away
Oh Merry Christmas.
It's Christmas day."

Just wanted to put up a few last Christmas pictures, and wish you all a very merry Christmas! <3

(isn't he a cutie?)

I love you guys! I appreciate all my readers & commenters so much. :-) I wish you all the merriest, most blessed Christmas.

I wish that you all remember the true meaning of Christmas.

"We sing, joy to the world, the Lord has come
Joy to the world,
the Lord has come
Joy to the world,
He is here forever and always..."

Thank you Lord for coming to save the world.
Merry Christmas to all of you! Every one.

Monday, December 20, 2010

a christmas photoshoot.

"The mood is right
The spirits up
We're here tonight
And that's enough..."

Last week I did a photo shoot. I had originally planned a Christmas photo shoot with a friend of mine, I had some really fun ideas... but unfortunately that didn't end up working out, so I had to settle on a more simple, self photo shoot.

I know none of these really follow the rule of thirds, but, I can't really help it when I'm doing self photo shoots.

Anyway, here are the photos.




I jumped off that ladder so.many.times. And still never got my ideal shot. But, I do like this one pretty well. I like the way my feet are positioned. And I like that my head is a bit out of the frame.



I just wish I had snow... but, what can I say, it's Texas...

I really hope you guys liked these photos. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the photos! And which one/s is your favorite.

I wish you all a *very* merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What got me into photography and a Christmas slideshow...

When I was about 13 I joined some online message boards with adult/teenage (American Girl) doll collectors. They all took neat photos of their dolls, which in turn made me want to as well. I started shooting with an old camera that I don't even remember the model or brand of. Not long after that my family bought a Canon point and shoot, SD600. This camera became my best friend. :0) I took tons of pictures and made a few stop-motions (which I will post one of these days). I quickly found I loved taking photos!!

I used the point and shoot for quiet a while. It was only February before last that I bought my first DSLR, Gidget. :) <3>

For a couple of years there, at Christmas time, I would fill my room with multiple doll sized Christmas scenes.
Although I don't do that anymore, or even take photos of my dolls anymore, I love, love, love all the special memories I made when I did. And I love the fact that my dolls are what got me into photography. :0)

So, without further ado, here's the Christmas slide show I did back in 08 when I still had my point-and-shoot and my bedroom was more or less a Christmas doll village. :) Much of the miniatures and decor were things I had made myself.

Make sure your sound is on (and you can push "pause" on my blog's music if you just scroll down to the bottom of this page)!! The music adds a lot to the video... (gosh I love this song!)

Some of the dolls featured near the end were "Pullip" dolls -link-. They're Japanese made dolls and very cool and adorable. :0)

I really hope you enjoyed both my little story and my slide show!! Hope I didn't chatter on too long. I never know if people would prefer me to get right to the point, or if you guys enjoy reading stuff like this? Lemme know.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas, a new lens, and a few photos...

Hello everyone!

My blog has gotten it's yearly make over for Christmas. :0) New banner and music.

Here's a couple of pictures...

Alsoooo, I got a new camera lens (the two above photos I took with it)!!! So.exciting. :0) It's only the first lens I've bought (excluding the one that came with my camera of course). It's the 50mm f/1.8 lens. I had heard so many good things about, the price couldn't be beaten. I'm super, super happy with it!!! I'm still experimenting with it, but so far I'm (repeat) super happy.It's looks sooo cute on Gidget. :D It's so much smaller then my other lens, so it's weird.

Gidget modeling her new lens...

Well, hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Dance Recital...:)

Hi Guys!!

This past Saturday was my dance recital. That of course means pictures! :o)

I was able to take some photos myself at the dress rehearsal that morning. That night at the actual recital my sister had my camera so she could take pictures of my dances... those all came out pretty bad, but I'll post some of them anyway.

This one I took before the dress rehearsal started, when I and some of the other girls were onstage warming up/getting the feel of the stage. :-) It's always so cool - the big empty stage. The lights. The empty rows of seats. I love it.

This was a jazz dance.

I really like this one...

I love this one. It looks kind of like a painting. It kind of, to me, captures the essence of ballet.

And are the pictures I did not take; the ones that were taken at the actual recital. The one's that came out really bad. :p

This one is of my solo...I was Mary. :-)

This is of my group ballet dance (I told you the pics were bad...[it's still kind of cool looking though]).

These are from the group pointe dance.

I'm the one in the front, second person to the left.

My tap dance...we were 1930's flappers! It was so fun. We all made our own costumes. I'm the one in the green.

After the recital with the lovely roses my parents gave me. :)

And then afterward we went out to dinner with some sweet friends.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!!