Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another shoot...

I just finished a senior shoot for a friend's daughter the other day1 All outside. We went to two different parks and it was a gorgeous day, lots of sunshine. Actually a little too much sun, good thing I had just bought a reflector, it worked wonders filtering the sunlight on her face. I took way too many pictures and then had to spend hours upon hours editing them etc. I can see why photographers charge a lot. Either that or I have to learn to speed things up. Here are some examples...
























I insisted on her Mom posing with her, aren't they gorgeous together? I can't even believe how much fun I had taking these pictures. Processing them was fun too, I added a vignette to each one,  I love how it gives extra focus. Tell me what you think, I would really love some input...

I haven't been able to make a lot of pages since this took so much time. Here is what I have

These were my parents quite a few years ago. See the cigarettes? They both quit later...




Isn't she just a natural?


I love this photo effect, it really is not hard to do. Here is a link to the instructions. The person you are taking the picture of has to leave the scene after you count til let's say 5. Rachel just threw herself on the ground, it was such a riot! Poor thing, I think her elbows were hurting...



Here is my great news, I got a brand spanking new camera, a Nikon D700!!!! I am so thrilled. I just today sent my D300 and some old lenses to Adorama to help defray the cost a bit. We'll see what they offer... I took one picture with this camera and I was in love! Look at this photo, it is taken at ISO 4000!!!! I didn't touch it at all and there is no noise to notice at all

Isn't it awesome??? Now I can get better Christmas pictures, because it's always so dark and dreary in the morning when they open gifts. I am really excited and my hubby is just the best. He told me to go ahead and just order it. Gotta love him!! I am also getting a new lens, a Nikon 17-35mm f2.8. A really fast wide lens, yay!!! Randy Pertiet offered it used and gave me a deal I couldn't refuse. It's getting here tomorrow!

Now I am looking in different places to find some backdrops and studio lights. I really want to get myself a little set-up. I'll practice with the kids and some free sessions for friends and then we'll see where it will take me. I don't want to pretend to be a great photographer, but a little bit on the side would be cool! There is so much stuff out there, but it all is so expensive. I need to start out little. Some fun props maybe? I'll look around and see what I can find around here too, I have a little rocking chair I could use for toddlers, I would love a little white fence, stuff like that. Sorry for talking your ears off here, this stuff gets me excited!

My tooth hasn't hurt since that day and I cancelled my appointment for now. If it starts again I'll just call them again.


Oh I almost forgot. My friend is a grandmother again, her DIL just had a baby yesterday, a beautiful little boy. I told her she better take me to their house while he is still little and we will do some newborn pics! More to be excited about LOL.

Oh well, have a great evening everybody!

5 comments:

Barb said...

OK!! About time you got yourself a little studio started. Now I won't be hounding you QUITE so much. The photos are MARVELOUS!!! Honestly. I love each one of them. You did a tremendous job. I can't believe this was your first time...they look so good!

Congrats on that new camera. And what a hubby!! That was really sweet of him.

As always...great LO's. Left warm fuzzies at DD.

Anonymous said...

unbelievable you are an artist with the camera!!! cant wait to have Travis Joseph Derek filmed turned down the hospital photog am waiting for my personal photog to do the honors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless so ahappy with the new baby and alll have a great day lets do lunch mon or tues. call me congrat on the new camera!!! say a cute photo at hosp for coco!! Jo

Jana Holden said...

Wow Anke! Awesome news all the way around! Your photo shoot is just excellent in every way! I love photos outdoors. New camera....it just doesn't get any better than that....and you even have it before Christmas! WTG hubby! I think you're headed to a new professional career my friend!

Terry said...

congrats on the NEW Camera!!!! WOW--I've been looking at that baby. Waiting to see if I get a bonus from the docs first. Awesome photos Anke.

Jeanne said...

Your photos look fabulous! As do your layouts. You always amaze me with the gorgeous layouts you create. You have such talent and I'm thrilled for you that you can explore and expand your abilities. Congrats on the camera.

You probably cringe at the photos I take (and don't edit) and post on my blog. LOL I just have a point and shoot Kodak that is at least 5 years old now.

Thanks so much for sharing, Anke!

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