Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Wedding

Have you been missing out on my sneak peek photo's from this wonderful wedding? Be sure to go over to my facebook page to see the others!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Heart Bokeh

Wonder what I do in my spare time? Go searching for Christmas lights to see if I can capture heart bokeh with my 50 mm at f/1.8. I love the Holiday season! Christmas is right around the corner! Don't worry, I'm still celebrating Thanksgiving too. We have a grateful wall in our apartment. Everyday we write down what we are grateful for. It's fun. Most days it's really easy to come up with something to be grateful for. Today I'm so grateful for my camera.. or actually my Dad's camera body ha ha. It's a perk to both have had the exact same camera body. I'm in the process of upgrading. My old camera body is wearing out. Once I upgrade I'll keep my old one with me as much as possible. It'll be my point and shoot:)
I love the quote from Picasso, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" How did I ever survive without photography before? Quilting, appliqueing, and coloring in my coloring books. We all have to create. Just like this video here says. Hope you're all having a great weekend!
p.s. Thanks to everyone who voted for my Bannack portraits for the Shoot Out Contest! I received first place for the blog contest! There was another part of the contest with professional photographers who were the judges. My cowboy photo was the one that placed first for the blog contest and the fifth with the professional judges. The little doll sitting on her dad's lap was the tenth for the top ten! I was pretty excited! There were many great photos entered. Go here to see the other winning photographs.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bannack Ghost Town-Montana

Here are just about twenty images from the photo excursion I had with my Digital Imaging class. We got to photograph in an old abandoned ghost town all day. I loved working with all the models. Before we went I was worried I wouldn't be able to pose and direct the models like I'm used to, but it was so great! I was able to get images I had pictured in my head before. We went last Thursday and now all the other students are posting their favorite images. It's so fun to look at all their work. We were photographing the same subject, same moment, and same lighting situation yet each photo looks so different! There were about fifty students photographing the same models. The expression on the models face is different in everyone's photo's. My favorite model was the little girl. She was so sweet and adorable. I'm so grateful for the wonderful learning experiences I've had!

This one will be print big for the hallway in the Spori! This image is one of my favorites. I've mentioned plenty of times how much I love photographing sweet kids. I love little moments where the people are just being them!

This little girls name was Kaylie! I don't know if it was spelled the same way, but it was a fun connection to the models. The poor girl got the flu that morning.