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Paula_CTM-photo_webThanks for stopping by. My name is Paula Jo Nyman and I am passionate about photography, perspective, color, and art!  Not only do I want to share my photos with you, but the teacher in me wants to help beginner photographers learn to develop a “photographer’s eye” and compose better photos.  I like to share how I post-processed certain photos in Photoshop.  You can expect me to share info on these topics as well as inspirational/musical posts that will inspire the creative and spiritual juices in you.  I am looking to provide videos in the future that will teach techniques on using both Lightroom and Photoshop.  I hope you will subscribe to my blog either in an RSS feed, or by e-mail.

I have to credit my father-in-law, Virgil Nyman, for getting me into photography. One summer, I tried his Olympus E-510 DSLR and I was hooked. I purchased my own, took photography classes online and got involved in Project 365 where I took a photo every day. I love to create “Photo Art” adding textures and other elements to my photos and creating collages.

On a more personal note, I am married to the love of my life, Kris. He is a pastor in the AFLC (Association of Free Lutheran Congregations). We live in Hagerstown, MD where we moved in November of 2014.  Kris pastors a small AFLC Home Missions congregation, Christ Community Church.  We have one beautiful daughter, Annika, who is married to Tyler Koep.  They just had our first grandchild, Lewis Dale Koep on December 31, 2016!

I am finishing up a Web Design certificate of study at Sessions College of Professional Design.  I also am exploring various ways of creating Photo Art in Sebastian Michael’s Photo Artistry Online Course.

I love God and am a child of Jesus and I want to bring glory to God in all that I do! I believe God has given me unique gifts and abilities to find the beauty in life and nature through the lens of a camera and then showcase this beauty by creating art in various forms. My hope for this website is that you will be drawn closer to the One who created this world we live on and the beauty displayed on these pages. I pray you will be blessed by these photos and my art!

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