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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 12, 2014, 1:46 PM

Hello everyone!
Things have been very busy these past few weeks.
I have done a family portrait session, toddler session, and my first wedding!  All of these shoots went well; I'm very happy :) The family and toddler shoots will be getting their pictures soon, and I will post some here shortly after.

I also have a newborn shoot coming up.

I am having such a blast with these shoots. I would have never guessed I would be here, last year - I never took people photos. Or if I did, it was rare. I always wanted to take animal/insect photos, and some landscape. I'm very happy that I took a chance and started to take pictures/portraits of people - I'm very happy with the outcome and having a lot of fun! :aww:


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:star: for stock: please send me a link of the final work, and give me credit please in the description. thank you!

My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - belle.

mishkuu has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends.

I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.

I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.

I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift.

I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.

I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop and InDesign.

I currently have a 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens.

My favorite things to photograph are animals, insects, and landscapes. I'm currently studying various ways on how to photograph people. I was very pleased with my first commercial photoshoot from the end of March - I learned new things and obtained shots I really like, while meeting wonderful new people. I also love taking photos of kids being just kids.

I take a lot of pictures, but I draw some too. I also used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website ( - back when domains where really big. I might in the near future, start messing around with my photos in photoshop - making extreme changes, there are a few now - but I plan to make more.

Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:


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fradarlin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the llama! :la:
SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the faves miechelle
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Thank you a lot! :iconforyouplz:...Sit down with me! by plumita1
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tracyblank Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional
:love: thank you so much for your kind comment and for adding my work to your favorites! i llama you! >~< :heart:
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aTigersChild Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey I came past one of ur photos and saw that ur name is spelt "Miechelle" I have the same name except its Michelle, hahaha Im a Canadian. My old friend Alysha gave me the nickname Mish as well, it was Mitch the way she said it but I soon corrected it in case I would be called a boy so I like ur photos by the way and I have decided to watch u =) If u love nature and scenery as well, I got a great gallery for u to check out as well as a Facebook page if u want to see more ^_^

Lookin forward to seeing ur pics!
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