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Posted 10/11/2009 by craftyluv in General Photography
 

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1. Who are you? Please include self portrait and any links to other sites featuring you, like your blog, website, etc. Pimp yourself out!!


I am Rebecca Sue Morfeld. I like candlelight dinners and long walks on the beach....oops! Wrong interview! Just kidding! I've been happily married to my husband, Ernie, for 18 years. We have two daughters, Heather who will be 18 in November and Wendy is 9.5.

I am a Christian and truly believe through faith and reliance on God anything is possible. I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer and pray all.the.time. (I hope I don't sound like a braggart.)Just throughout the day, God will bring something or someone to my heart or mind and I will say a little prayer...most times I don't even stop what I'm doing.

I am an encourager and giving hugs is one of my favorite things to do. I laugh easily...love to laugh! The littlest things will make me laugh and/or make me happy...I'm a simple girl. I also cry easily. I LOVE to talk to people and will often strike up conversations with people in the checkout line.

I am a crafter. I've tried so many crafts/hobbies in my life it's ridiculous. lol! Name it and I've probably tried it. When people who know me have a craft question, they call me. I love to make cards and have been doing so since I could hold a crayon. The crafts/hobbies I've stuck with the longest are rubber stamping(haven't done this in awhile), scrapbooking, knitting and of course, photography.

I love to read, no particular genre. (my favorite book is Anne of Green Gables) I love to cook. I'm known for my macaroni and cheese and gingerbread people cookies. My husband and I frequently cook together. We also like to eat out and critique the food, service, etc. I always tell him we should become food/restaurant critics in our older age.

I'm the third child out of 4...I have two older brothers and a younger sister. I have a lot of middle child issues! lol! I am: a procrastinator, a poor time manager, spontaneous, easily distracted, great at starting things (not so good at finishing), loyal, a jokster...
and in case you haven't noticed, I'm also very wordy.

My blog is in my signature...but please don't go there! It's boring beyond belief! (I don't update it often.)




2. What inspired you to get into photography? And when?

As most of us on this board could probably answer, I've also enjoyed taking pictures. My husband bought me a digital point and shoot probably in 2002 or 2003 when he realized how much we were spending on film processing. (I was already way into scrapbooking by then...I've been doing it since 1997.) Ernie gave me a DSLR for Christmas in 2007. He saw I was increasingly frustrated with shutter lag and the quality of the images. At first, I was just happy to have a camera with almost zero shutter lag and better pictures for scrapbooking. It wasn't long, though, before I wanted to learn how to actually use my camera beyond pushing a button. I found the 2peas photo board (through a Google search for on-line photography classes)in March of 2008 and I've been here ever since. Which leads to the next question...

3. What is your education? Degree? Self-taught? Workshops?

Seriously? Have you seen my pea title? I began with the field guide for my camera and internet searches. Searching led me to the 12 Weeks to Better Photos course here at 2peas, then I found this board. So, I'm self-taught and pea-taught.

4. What kind of photographer would you describe yourself as?

Such a hard question! Let's see...if it holds still, I shoot it. If it doesn't hold still, I either bribe it or hold it down, then shoot it. Basically, I shoot everything! A couple of weeks ago at Steak 'n Shake I took pics of my mini-hamburgers...with my cell phone. My family sometimes gets embarrassed at what I'll stop to shoot.


5. What kind of equipment do you use? Not every piece you own, but your favorites or use most often.
I could list everything I own and it wouldn't be a long list! I shoot with a Nikon D40 and mainly my kit lens...18-55mm. I also have a 55-200mm VR lens, a close up macro filter set (LOVE these) and an external flash. I hope to add another lens soon. (saving up $)

6. What did/do you struggle with the most?
Composition and posing. I have a bad case of what Paul (TT) calls "centerfoucusitis".

7. What was your biggest "A-ha" moment? Can be something technical/camera-related, something personal as it relates to photography, or something you learned about yourself as a photographer.
Technically, my biggest "A-ha" moment was learning (thanks to Anne/paintedmoon) the camera's meter doesn't have to be at "0" for correct exposure. Personally, a big "a-ha" moment was realizing being a MWAC is okay. I struggled for awhile with being "just a MWAC", almost apologetic for it, especially when giving CC. I would start out saying, "I'm just/only a MWAC" like that made my opinion less worthy. (Side note: when people start off their CC with "I'm not qualified..." I just think...psssh! Yes you are! If you have an opinion, you're qualified!) I've also stopped feeling inferior about my equipment, or lack thereof and/or the quality of it. As in, I only have a D40 and a kit lens, or I use PS7. I do the best I can with what I have and what I know. So there! lol!

8. Biggest lesson learned? Can be either about photography, the business, yourself, etc.

I've already answered this somewhat in the previous question. A lesson, per se, I'm still learning is thinking of myself as good enough. Not just in photography, but in a lot of areas. My sweet Wendy has twice in the past couple of days helped me with this lesson. The other day, I wanted her to let me practice on her. She wasn't really into it. She said, "I don't think you need to practice, but I'll do it anyway." Then today, I asked for her opinion on a scrapbooking layout I was working on. I asked her what I should do. She told me to do whatever I wanted to do. "But I don't know what I want to do," I said. She replied, "Yes, you do. You just don't want to (make a decision) because you want other people's opinion because you want them to like what you're doing." OUCH! But she's totally right. Love that girl!

9. What's your greatest triumph or achievement? Could be just opening your own business, to awards, to a compliment.

Anytime I can get a shot in focus and properly exposed I consider it an achievement! Recently I was very happy to do a shoot with my parents. It went so well! I felt comfortable, remembered technical stuff, directed them and it took less than an hour. Most importantly, they had a good time and I was able to give them images they were thrilled with. I also did a newborn shoot for my best friend which I'm really proud of.

10. What is one of the most important mistakes you made that served as a basis for your progression?

Rushing myself because I'm nervous, getting frustrated too easily...

11. What is it about photography that makes your heart sing and your mind race with possibilities?

When I can capture an image of my subject, no matter who or what, that looks as much like real life as possible, then my heart sings. A photo freezes a moment, an object...when the moment is over, when the object no longer exists (flowers or mini-hamburgers ,for example) then I have the image to invoke memories memories and emotions. Photography is another creative outlet for me. I'm happiest when I'm creating.

12. Which do you like better - taking the photo or processing it?
Why?


Oh, definitely taking the photo! I don't do much in the way of processing most times. Simple, clean editing is my "style" I guess. It goes back to wanting my photos to look as much like real life as possible. Every once in awhile, I'll play with a photo...textures, overlays, different actions, etc. I'll share one I played with quite a bit and I'm happy with the results.

13. What inspires you? Could be anything - other photographers, nature, art, music, people, etc.

I'm inspired by colors, everyday things around me, my daughters, scripture.

14. What is something about you that we don't know? Could be something serious or silly- your choice.

A long time ago, more than 10 years ago, I was involved in an on-line writer's group. It was much like this board...friendly and helpful. We critiqued, helped and encouraged one another. One of the members started a publishing company, producing books on CD (It's now defunct.) He bought one of my stories and published it. I was paid a whopping $25! (It was a very short story. lol!) A few copies did sell and I received very small royalty checks. So, I'm a published author. My book is a picture book titled On Sundays I will Sing. The story is about different things the child (a bear, not my choice, the publishers) might do when she grows up. On Sundays, I will sing. On Mondays I will...etc. It has pictures, animation and sounds to go with my words.
I have 6 or 7 other children's book manuscripts. They have all been rejected, some more than once. I haven't tried to get anything published since shortly before Wendy was born.

15. Can you share with us your loved ones? Especially if they have been featured in your work? My loved ones are my work!

My husband:


Heather:

Wendy:

Us: (a hold the camera way out and try to get everyone in the shot pic)


My parents:

Rufus:

16. Can you share your top tip/technique with us?

This would be more for those new to photography more than anyone else: When all else fails, throw the camera into Auto or P mode and use the settings the camera chose as a starting point for figuring out the settings yourself.

17. Who are you picking next and why?

Oooh...this is the question I've been dreading! As one who has been picked last for team sports more than once, I want to choose everyone.
After looking at the list and asking for guidance, a name did stand out to me...Jason(jasonw). I believe he is the only guy on the list, so I'll choose him. I think it will be interesting to get a male perspective. I haven't seen him around here lately, so I'll track him down on Facebook.

18. Please share some of your favorite works with us!!

Okay, there are a lot...every picture I take is my favorite!















The above two photos were so much fun to take! I held my camera in one hand, held one of their hands with my free hand, I locked focus on their face and then we spun around and around! I was going for more motion in the background, but I'm pleased with these.








(inspired by a shot shared by Emily Weaver Brown )






Thanks so much for allowing me to share a bit of myself with you. (a bit! sheesh! I wrote a novel!)


Blessings, Rebecca





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Posted: 10/11/2009 10:46:21 PM
I truly, truly, truly enjoyed reading your interview! You are so real and that is so refreshing. I love that you stand up for what you believe in and I think you are going to convict (in a good way) a lot of others to do the same. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing a bit of yourself with us.

That first shot with the reflection is gorgeous. So many great shots and ones I've not seen, which is always fun.

You are so cute too, good self-portraits.


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Posted: 10/11/2009 10:47:55 PM


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Posted: 10/11/2009 10:51:40 PM
Loved reading this. I think it is so interesting to read about someone and find out that you have so much in common, like this,

I LOVE to talk to people and will often strike up conversations with people in the checkout line.


and all of this,

I am: a procrastinator, a poor time manager, spontaneous, easily distracted, great at starting things (not so good at finishing), loyal, a jokster...
and in case you haven't noticed, I'm also very wordy.

and this,

Yes, you do. You just don't want to (make a decision) because you want other people's opinion because you want them to like what you're doing.

Thanks for sharing yourself with us Rebecca!!


~ Karen


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Posted: 10/11/2009 11:08:06 PM
Oh Rebecca! I just LOVED reading this, and I just adore you!

Thank you so much for being so honest and real in your interview and for sharing your beautiful images as well.


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Posted: 10/11/2009 11:17:19 PM
great interview! i really enjoyed reading this and learning more about you.


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Posted: 10/11/2009 11:17:22 PM
What a fun interview. Your posts always crack me up and I loved your sense of humor in this. Your daughters are beautiful and love the 2nd to last photo of the flower in the water. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:02:05 AM
Long walks on the beach... snort! Your sense of humor shows in your words. How excited to be a published author, even in a small way


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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:13:11 AM
Rebecca, I just love you!! You are so sweet, funny, kind and loving. You are an inspiration!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:15:40 AM
Thanks for sharing a bit yourself Rebecca! Your photos are fantastic, especially love the baby in the guitare case


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Posted: 10/12/2009 2:01:20 AM
Rebecca, it was great to read more about you! Great pictures.


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Posted: 10/12/2009 5:47:55 AM
Rebecca, it was lovely to learn more about you! Your personality really shone through as it does in your photos.
your photos, and joy for life, family and just about everything!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 6:05:57 AM
I loved reading your interview Rebecca. You're one of the most positive Peas that I have ever come across. Thanks for sharing "you" with us.


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Posted: 10/12/2009 6:16:43 AM
Rebecca, I loved your interview and I can totally relate to procrastination, trying every craft, etc. Glad to know there is someone else how starts things and doesn't always finish. Loved your pictures, especially the church and old antique barn. Is the church from a winery in SE Missouri? Looks just like the one from a winery my nephew got married in....
TFS


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Posted: 10/12/2009 6:28:52 AM
Thank you for sharing of yourself and inspiring us to just be ourselves - (always so much better than trying to be someone else and much more rewarding). I love the insightfulness of Wendy - children do have a way of keeping us grounded. Fun idea with the spin and beautiful pictures of your family.


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Posted: 10/12/2009 6:53:28 AM
Yay!! Thanks for sharing! We have so many things in common! It's like we just sat down and had coffee!! I it!!


Bec



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Posted: 10/12/2009 7:40:46 AM
I love these interviews! It is so much fun to read about our Peas in-depth. And like so many others, I saw so many similarities between you and me (crafting, wordiness, and I'm a world-class procrastinator, LOL.)

I love that you're so proud of your photoshoot with your parents (who are lovely, btw). Isn't that what it's all about?

Thanks for sharing yourself with us!

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Posted: 10/12/2009 8:21:23 AM
Rebecca,

Thank you for sharing yourself with us! It is clear that you ARE a writer! And Jami is right - you do have a beautiful spirit. Not to mention your beautiful family and beautiful images.

TFS!

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Posted: 10/12/2009 8:29:29 AM
I enjoyed reading your interview, Rebecca. You did a great self-portrait. I can relate to your middle child issues and being a jokster, and I love Anne of Green Gables and cooking. You have a beautiful family, and I absolutely love the pink water lily. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 10/12/2009 8:39:28 AM

I truly, truly, truly enjoyed reading your interview! You are so real and that is so refreshing. I love that you stand up for what you believe in and I think you are going to convict (in a good way) a lot of others to do the same. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing a bit of yourself with us.

Heather took the words right out of my mouth. I love that whenever someone needs support or prayers, you're one of the first to respond. Thanks for sharing yourself with us - and your pictures too .


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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:18:11 AM
I don't jump in very often here, but I read a lot, and want to say: I wish you were my neighbor because you would make a really great best friend and sister in Christ. Love the diversity of your talents, your passion for your family, and your light hearted approach to this interview. And your photos are great. It is encouraging to me as a MWAC to see what you accomplish learning the same way I am planning to learn.


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I don't jump in very often here, but I read a lot, and want to say: I wish you were my neighbor because you would make a really great best friend and sister in Christ. Love the diversity of your talents, your passion for your family, and your light hearted approach to this interview. And your photos are great. It is encouraging to me as a MWAC to see what you accomplish learning the same way I am planning to learn.


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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:20:28 AM
Oh cool, thanks for choosing me... this is going to be fun and hard.

Thanks


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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:45:18 AM
I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your interview! We have a lot in common.... how fun!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:54:11 AM
Thank you all so much for your sweet, encouraging comments. You're making me all teary-eyed. I'm going to bookmark this thread so when I'm feeling down I can come re-read and feel the love.

darnold46, you asked:

Is the church from a winery in SE Missouri?


Yes! It's St. Vincent's at the Chaumette winery in Sainte Genevieve, MO. I visited for the first time last weekend...just beautiful!


Blessings, Rebecca





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Posted: 10/12/2009 10:37:57 AM
Great interview! Not easy to open up and be honest... thanks for sharing! I can really relate with the difficulty in having confidence in what you do! Thanks for the inspiration!



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Posted: 10/12/2009 12:07:01 PM
Beautiful! I so enjoyed reading this, Rebecca! The intro is hysterical.

And your girls are gorgeous!

TFS!!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 12:08:54 PM
Rebecca, this was so wonderful to read. You are so warm and kind and funny. I hope you keep submitting your manuscripts and get published again!

Heather and Wendy are just beautiful... all of your work is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us


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Posted: 10/12/2009 12:56:12 PM
I love getting to know the peas through these interviews..You are an inspiration and have a beautiful family..thank you for sharing yourself with us.


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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:51:09 PM
Awesome to get to know you!!

and I second what Karen said. I can't imagine if we were all in the the checkout line together what a traffic jam we would make!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:58:24 PM
Great to get to know you better! I would love to read your book...I love it already, just for the title


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Posted: 10/12/2009 2:09:41 PM
Kerry said what I TOTALLY think:

You're one of the most positive Peas that I have ever come across. Thanks for sharing "you" with us.


I love the spirit that infuses your posts. I love your kind heart. And I was riveted the whole time reading your interview... You are so charming, down-to-earth, and lovable!

Thank you for sharing! Now we HAVE to get together. What are you doing next week? Wanna do lunch?



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Jennifer G
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Posted: 10/12/2009 2:12:10 PM
I like Candlelight dinners and walks on the beach too!!!--It's amazing how much we have in common! - just kidding!--seriously though, I love these Pea Interviews I just love 'meeting' everyone, and I love your sense of humour!
Your girls are beautiful!

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Posted: 10/12/2009 7:37:33 PM
Oh I just loved reading more about you. You are so sweet. I am looking foward to Sat.



squaek
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Posted: 10/12/2009 7:40:42 PM
Rebecca, I really enjoyed your interview. You seem like such a nice person and I like your sense of humor! I also love how encouraging you are to everyone else. TFS a little of yourself with us!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 7:44:00 PM
Great "meeting you"

Blessings



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Posted: 10/12/2009 7:51:57 PM
Great meeting you Rebecca. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. You are very talented in photography and writing style. ~Jackie


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Posted: 10/12/2009 8:02:31 PM
Thank you for your comments. You really know how to make a girl feel special!


I wish you were my neighbor because you would make a really great best friend and sister in Christ.


How sweet!

I can't imagine if we were all in the the checkout line together what a traffic jam we would make!


Too funny!

Emily (zanyneegirl)...I sent you an e-mail. Brenda(gypsy girl), you have a message on Facebook!


Blessings, Rebecca





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Posted: 10/13/2009 10:49:53 AM
Rebecca, I've always felt like I *knew* you via the internet, but there was so much I didn't know about you!! I loved reading this You're an incredible woman!

Cheers,
jewels



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Posted: 10/13/2009 1:26:29 PM
Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with us. I love that you are PUBLISHED!!


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Posted: 10/13/2009 2:48:37 PM
Thanks for sharing



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Posted: 10/13/2009 3:18:49 PM
Rebecca, your interview made me laugh and smile the whole way through! You are such a sweet Pea and I always enjoy your posts. Now, I'm happy to know a bit more about you!

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Posted: 10/13/2009 4:03:00 PM
Yay Rebecca!




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Posted: 10/13/2009 4:14:37 PM
Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!

You and I have a few things in common--I too will converse with strangers in a check-out line. Totally embarrasses my family sometimes. But my mom always did the same, so I guess I learned from her.

I am also a procrastinator and poor manager of my time.

I agree with those who have commented on what a positive and uplifting person you are. We are all blessed to have you as part of our community here!


Barbie


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Posted: 10/31/2009 5:55:33 PM
Well, here I am...a tad late and a dollar short!!! I am so happy I saw that previous post where someone mentioned you were one of the POTW peas, and I wrote and asked for a link. So, thanks so much for directing me here to this.
Well, Rebecca, what can I say. I knew I loved you....knew that you were really special....knew that you had a kind and warm heart and a loving spirit....knew that you had a fantastic sense of humor....and now, I know even so much more. You are an inspiration to us all, and this was so inspiring to read. I enjoyed ever word you wrote and I must agree with others, you are so honest and open and sincere. Oh yes, you ARE a writer and I hope someday you get to share your talent with many many others.
I really LOVE everything about you and you are for sure another Pea I would love to meet someday, but if that's not possible, thank goodness for this board and getting to know you this way!
Oh, and I have to say....I truly loved your photos too. Your have a gorgeous family whom are so blessed that you are in their lives!

Hugs and !!!

Blessings back!!


*Nancy*

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Posted: 10/31/2009 9:22:16 PM
I can't believe I missed this interview.... Rebecca, you are an amazing, inspiring woman! LOVED reading this, even if I WAS a bit late to the party...



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Posted: 10/31/2009 9:43:04 PM
Well, I was surprised to see this pop back up!

Thanks again for all the kind words. Thanks Nancy & Jess for your comments...glad you made it to the party! lol!

you all!


Blessings, Rebecca





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