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.
Spring has sprung that means in the animal kingdom babies are arriving. I'm lucky that my grandma raises goats and this year there was three sets of twins. And I had a blast capturing them the other day in some happy sunshine.
The sun was out on Monday, 77° and sunny. It was a day of yardwork at our house and planting, but the sunshine got me thinking about the beach. I haven’t been to the beach in what seems like years. And I know that my mother and younger siblings enjoy going to the coast, too. So I asked them if they wanted to do a day trip to the beach.
The weather was fabulous with the sun shining and dogs smiling. Kona and Coal had a grand time with Daisy. And Daisy was awfully cute with the surf behind her. She’s already larger than Coal at only being an 11 month old Great Pyrenees puppy.
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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