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mbgphoto is the “Photo Bug” Contributor on Squidoo

Self PortraitProudly introducing mbgphoto. She’s our “Photo Bug” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
Photography is such a wonderful hobby and in today’s digital age it is even more exciting. There are so many ways to take great photos: cameras, phones, tablets!! The list seems endless with more coming everyday. This influx of venues gives everyone the opportunity to be a photographer. You can spend as much or as little time as you want and yet with a bit of luck you can get a good picture. However, if you really want to take consistently great photos there is a lot to learn and this knowledge if ever changing.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I’ve always been the one to take the photos in our group but it was really about 7 years ago when I retired that I became totally immersed in the hobby of taking photos. I took classes, read books, and spent a lot of time practicing my skills. I found that there is always more to learn and for me that is a wonderful challenge.

I love trying to make each photo a bit better than the last one. I think falling in love with my topic happened over time but the moment I realized how enthralled I was in the topic, was when I found myself riding along in the car one day and looking at every object on the roadway and wondering how it would look behind the lens of a camera. Being a photographer really makes me see the world differently!

You can also find mbgphoto at:

Lighthouse Musings

mbgphoto invites you to share a review at her, Review Photography Books.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/susan-zutautas susan-zutautas

    Congratulations! I am always looking to learn more about photography and happy to see that you are the Photo Bug contributor.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    Mary Beths’ photography has always been breathtakingly beautiful. I was so impressed with her photography when we first met, that I absolutely had to have it in my home. Fortunately for me, she has a Zazzle store and I was able to bring a few of her selections home. Now, when I drink coffee from one of my favorite mugs, I get to enjoy her work, as well as be reminded of an awesome friend.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    Photography truly is a lifestyle. As you mention, it becomes a world view… the lens through which we deeply experience beauty and wonder. Photography teaches us to see with new eyes. Congrats on your new role. I know you will be fabulous!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    Congrats! Can’t wait to hear more!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    Great ,look forward to seeing more!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DebW07 DebW07

    I LOVE to take photos! What a fantastic niche, congrats!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Can’t wait to see some great photos. Congrats

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CherylFay CherylFay

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see more of your beautiful photos and learning more to take good quality pictures. I just checked your lighthouse blog out. Love it!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    I’m hopeless with a camera, I love the new point and shoot, but I still manage to muck up those pictures sometimes too! Thank goodness for the delete button on most digital cameras now!

  • MandeeSears

    Love your photography MaryBeth! Congratulations, perfect category for you!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaisyDixon DaisyDixon

    Congratulations on being the new “Photo Bug”, I love photography! I am looking forward to seeing more of your lenses :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Congrats. I’m a bit of an amateur photographer myself… I got a little Brownie at the age of 10 and have been snapping photos ever since. My husband used to make fun of me but now he is grateful I have captured so many family moments for posterity. Ha.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/d-artist d-artist

    Nice to know more about you, and congrats on being the “Photo Bug Contributor…I use to do a great deal of photographing, but now have too much on my plate

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    I do love taking photos and I would enjoy learning more on this niche topic. Congratulations on your new role :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    congratulations, I always enjoy looking at the angles people use when they take photos and how they position their primary focus – will be a fun area for you to head up :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Upon-Request Upon-Request

    Congratulations. I share your love of photography :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/getmoreinfo getmoreinfo

    Photography is such a great hobby to have and it is so important for capturing the interest of visitors to our content online as well. Congratulations, I am sure your lenses will be very educational.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    Hi Mary Beth! I seem to see you everywhere these days! My cell phone is my camera but it captures moments for me, enabling me to add another dimension to my memory and it allows me to utilize my own photos more now on my Squidoo lenses. Maybe one of these days you’ll entice me into buying a big girl camera!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    I was very lucky because my high school offered photography as an exam subject at Advanced level. We had a darkroom and in those days it was all about processing and chemicals! I loved it. I stopped when I went to uni. These days I need photos for my Squidoo lenses, so I’ve been taking my camera with me where ever I go, even the kitchen! I can’t wait to see your work. Congratulations.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/1angelsbestkeptsecrets 1angelsbestkeptsecrets

    Congratulations on your role of Photo Bug contributor. I’m anxious to see more of your photography and lenses.

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