P&P Blogger Profile: Stacey Huston
Stacey Huston of A “Focus” in the Wild
My name is Stacey Huston and I was born and raised in the mountains of Northwestern Montana. I am 36 years old and now reside in beautiful Clark Wyoming located at the base of the Beartooth mountains. I am a wife of 17 years and a mother of two fantastic sons. My husband and I own and operate a log home restoration and accent company. I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors. I have been a liscensed falconer for 8+ years flying mainly redtail hawks. I am a subpermittee at Iron Side Bird Rescue (a local bird rehabilitation center located in Cody, Wyoming)I volunteer my time to help rehabilitate injured or orphaned raptors before they are returned to the wild. I have always loved taking pictures and after great encouragement from family and friends I have decided to get more serious about photography.
Why do you blog?
I started this blog to see what people other than my friends and family thought of my photographs. I would love nothing more than to be able to make a living selling doing wildlife photography, but right now I would like to sell enough photo’s to be able to purchase more equipment and programs that I would like to have.
If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
This is probably the toughest question on this whole form and I honestly haven’t been blogging long enough to choose only three yet…..
How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
I do not YET have photoshop/ I have been taking photography seriously for about 6 yrs.
What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Canon EOS Rebel XT Digital
Mac or PC?
What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Does my lens count? If not I would have to say my external hard drive. I have numerous pics and need room to store them.
What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Photoshop or an IS lens. or maybe even digiscoping,, this list is endless..
What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Don’t give up, ask everyone’s opinion and take it as such, If you have a gift and enjoy what you are doing keep looking for places to publish your work.. Set goals, don’t give up and never forget to learn….
What inspires you to create?
What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Life is to short. Live it to the fullest and don’t choose to be someone who looks back and says ” I wish I would have….”
Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Alaska( but I would have to spend some time there in the winter to be sure..)
Basically, anyplace my husband is..He would never lead me astray… I would just have to take along a stack of memory cards, because the places he would take me will no doubt be fantastic and filled with gifts from the Creator.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time? I don’t think I have ever heard of that . 😉
What talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able to make people happy!
From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? mommy
What is your least favorite word? Angry words
What turns you on? Mike “Hawk” Huston
What turns you off? Bitterness
What sound or noise do you love? Honest and pure laughter!
What sound or noise do you hate? Fighting
What is your favorite curse word? Shit
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? archeology
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Mortician
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Wow girl you sure made the most of it.. good job!
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