Thursday, January 7, 2010


Well since my two images for today are about family, I figured there was no better time than now to talk about them...

The other day I shot my families family portrait and let me tell you, I have never learned more about what a bad outfit can do to an image than I did today while editing. One would assume that because I am a photographer I could dress mys
elf, wouldn't you? Well obviously not! I can't look at my own self like I look at others before taking a shot, therefore I did not even notice how horrible my choice was. Although, after a lot of editing and some help the picture came out great. My family was so patient (most of the time) and understanding, it just made things go so smoothly. So thank you!

So to continue on my family note... I shot my grandfather today for a character study. He has so much life and his face tells a million stories that there was no one better to take my picture of. So thank you Grampy!!

Tomorrow is another day in the portrait studio that will hopefully be full of fun and new learning experiences!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Food Photography

Well first of all... sorry that I have been skipping days on the blog posting but I am back and promise to try to keep it regular! Last night was a nightmare trying to find what to shoot today in commercial. All I knew was I wanted to keep it looking high key and have a dessert as my food choice. Finally I found the right thing at whole foods! After that I headed home to shoot my families family portrait...the pictures from that will be posted sometime soon!!

Today was a very busy day at Hallmark. First it started out with normal classes until noon. After lunch Caiti and I worked on our food photography shots. It was a lot of work and took a lot of preparation but overall I think we both really got great images! Here is the shot done today as well as two others done prior in commercial...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to school!

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!

The last three days have been pretty busy trying to get everything ready to be back in school. Today was a struggle to get up early but I am in school and ready to see what the day will bring! At the moment I am in my Digital Imaging class and we are spending time just working on uploading and editing images that we took over vacation. I am working on editing engagement photos and trying to select my best images from the shoots over vacation!

Time to get back to work!!

Here is an image I took for my dad for an environmental portrait...