Last night I had a fantastic afternoon in four acres of tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm near Woodburn, Oregon.
I was accompanied by the fabulous, Jenna. She's more than ready to graduate this summer from Oregon State University and move on to teaching.
Tonight I had the pleasure to photography fashionista, Alisha in downtown Albany. It was the perfect location for a fashion savvy professional with exposed brick and lookouts over the Willamette River.
Alisha has some great fashion advice, "I believe that if you style something right, you can make it look more expensive than it was." Case and point, she disclosed her leggings were only $5 and they looked like they were made for her, no matter the cost.
I just loved how her outfit was comfortable, form-fitting in all the right areas, and looked classy because she pared it with the right accessories.
Alright, I'm going to share with you my most favorite combo right now for my photography. It's really simple and I would have to say I take beautiful photos with these two pieces of gear. ;-)
My camera body is a Canon Rebel T3i and my lens is the Canon 85mm 1.8. I love the ability to shoot wide open and the compression the 85 achieves is very flattering.
One of the perks of shooting wide open is being able to capture images in dark environments. I was at an indoor performance of horses and acrobats, and I was sure glad I decided to bring my favorite combo. The photos may have been a little grainy with the ISO bumped up all the way, but that helped with not making them blurry.
Tis the season for tulips, and they are beautiful.
I've been enjoying going out to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and wandering around their four acres of colorful brilliance. Sometimes it's just nice to look at something pretty and in my photographs, that's what I've been working on.
One of my loves is animals, especially horses and dogs (if you can't tell 😉). My dogs, Kona and Coal, are like my family and I bet yours feel like part of your family. Many families have photo sessions to capture a moment in time, especially to document the growth of the family.
I wanted to give you a couple helpful tips on how to make the most of any photo session you would have with your fur baby.
Like many animals, dogs can pick up if you're excited, anxious, nervous, or stressed, so put your mind at ease so that your pup will be at ease, too.
I hope you stay awhile. This is where I will talk about my paintings, processes, photography & adventures, post processing, social media, and more.
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