Sunday, February 27, 2011

Picture Inspiration - Week 1 - Self Portrait

I'm excited to embark upon this journey of my first online photography class called Picture Inspiration. The assignment for Week 1 was a Self Portrait. I haven't done many of these and the ones I have done, have all been taken in the mirror.  So, this challenge encouraged me to try something new, along with giving me a reason to break out my new wireless remote I bought almost a month ago. (No, I have no idea why I haven't played with it prior to this).
I positioned myself in the front room where I knew I'd have the best light, set up my camera and started clicking away.  Okay, well, I clicked once and then crawled over the camera to check the image.  I made some adjustments and did it again.   I changed lenses, changed positions and crawled back and forth to my camera no less than 53 times.  And, I thought photographing OTHER people could be workout!

In the end, I'm rather happy with the result.  I had a bunch of photos that weren't good at all, a few that were almost there and a couple I was happy with.  Here is the final image.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


The farther I go into this amazing journey of photography, the more resources and inspiration I find. I have just signed up for my first online photography class.  It's 52 weeks of inspiration. I can hardly wait to get started!
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sneak Peek - Ashley

Ashley and I have known each other for a long time. Much longer than either one of us would like to admit, as it means we have to admit our actual age (which I'm not sharing here!)  :)  We met in college and have run into each other in the most random places since we graduated.  Recently, Ashley reached out me via Facebook to ask me to do some headshot photos for  her.  It's not the type of shooting that I normally do, but I always welcome the opportunity for a new challenge. So, we set up a date and off I went to her house to take some photographs and catch up with an old friend.  What an enjoyable day - two things I truly love to do!

Ashley plans to use a black and white image.  However, I love the color version of this one as well and just had to share it. She is so beautiful!

Thanks for a great day, Ashley! More photos to come soon.