BetterPhoto Member: Carol Engstrom

member since 8/20/2002
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I have loved taking pictures from the time I got my first point and shoot camera twenty years ago. In 2000, I purchased my first SLR camera, secondhand, and started taking photography classes at the local community college. I discovered a hobby that turned into a passion. I love photography. I enjoy recording my impressions of places and things in a creative way, and then sharing the images that result with others.

I am awed by the beautiful details I discover using the macro settings on the camera. The small details of a beautiful flower are amazing and often overlooked without the camera's unique perspective. I find photographing pets--and other animals that are not so tame--fascinating. It is exciting to capture just that right moment that shows the animal's unique qualities or personality. I enjoy exploring the digital darkroom to see what kind of artistic looks I might discover in hidden in my photos. And, nothing makes traveling come alive for me more than capturing the essence of the trip in a creative photo.

I lived in California for 20 years, but recently moved to Utah. I have three grown children that all live away from home, and three adorable grandchildren that get to be models from time to time. My two cats keep me entertained and provide other photo opportunities.