About Me

I have always loved photography. When I was a kid I wanted to be an artist but thought since I had to look at my subject to draw it, it was considered cheating. Then I thought photography, you had to look at it to capture it. My mom had an old Poloroid camera, one that I think she picked up at a garage sale. She never got any film for it but that didn’t stop me, I would take pretend pictures of my cat. Eventually I saved my money and bought me a 110 camera. Then in high school my dad bought himself a Canon AE1 and the rest is history.

I got my BA in photography in 1987 at Columbia College in Chicago. Towards the end of my college career they brought in the computers and I jumped ship for computer graphics. Photography since, has only been a strong hobby.

Until I found out about photoblogging, I had no idea to do with all the photos I was taking. This blog is the perfect forum for me to show off and to stretch my creative muscle as I come up with a daily image.

Check out nancysward.com and swardraws.com/artwork for my other creative endeavors.

By Nancy S Ward


Other Pages of Interest


I have a passion for kaleidoscopes and hope to make stained glass ones some day but in the meantime I have made digital ones. Click here to see the print pieces and the videos of my scopes.

Swardraws, the site

Come here to see my main website.

My Photography

Before this blog I representing my photography this way. You may see a familiar photos here that I put in this gallery.

Mirror Project

I can not resist a self portrait taken from a shiny surface. Neither can a lot of people. Hence the Mirror Project. Here are my photos from that site



Here are some slide shows of some of my photos at Flickr

My Favorite 25

My most popular 50

Best of Swardraws

County Fair

Fruit Market


To see all of my sets, go here

Nancy S. Ward


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