Camping-Day 1 {Fine Art Photography, Shelbyville, Illinois}

My first camping trip in probably twenty years was this past weekend.  My family, both of my brother's families and my parents all went to Lake Shelbyville for the weekend.  It was the first time Tharin went camping and slept in a tent.  He loved it.  It wasn't quite as relaxing as I remember it being, but that's probably because I'm a parent now.  No more lazing around and just worrying about myself!  It was really nice to be with the whole family though and I did get to relax a bit. We got in kind of late the first night, so not too many photos for the first day.  I have two more days worth of photos though, so look out!



Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.