Mane

Mane

Word: Mane
Definition: Head of hair
Synonyms: hair, strand, crown, ridge

My friends are amazing. No, they really are!
Sarah M in particular, is probably the most Diva I have ever seen, but the one thing I love about this diva; she knows how to look good for photos!

Just recently I went on a “hair photo-shoot” with this girl, and in all honesty it was more of a “Sarah photo-shoot.” I tried really hard to focus on the long mane she had going on (extensions), but I just couldn’t help but adore how natural she was in front of a camera. This made my job infinitely easier and the photos that sprung from it all are some of my favorites.

So I really hope you all have friends who not only are naturals in front of a camera, but are fun to go on little adventures with. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends to take photos of you or vice versa. You really don’t know how amazing they will turn out until you try.

Diva or not, I think I see a lot of myself in this young 20 year old who asked for a simple (yet lovely) shoot..

Thanks for being amazing Sarah!

Advertisements
Plenty

Plenty

Word: Plenty
Definition: a large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough.
Synonyms: wealth, abundance, luxury etc…

Over the summer I had the pleasure of taking a copious amount of photographs of some of my favourite people – my friends.

There are a so many places in my city to go to for settings to take pictures. Most being that of nature but with the added touch of either rustic or a hint of beauty. Of course I gave my models the choices of their outfits but they really pulled off the things I had directed to them.

With this I only give you less than a handful of the images I’m most proud of. I hope that you all feel as though you have plenty to work with in your own cities, with your friends volunteering their time, and natures abundance of backdrops.

Take advantage of all that you have around you, because you never know what you’ll produce until you utilise these things.

Crims~

Thank you @jacobgirls for your time!

Play

Play

Word: Play
Definition: Have fun
Synonyms: Perform, act, move use, utilize, apply, employ

When work becomes more like work and less like play, what’s the fun in that? Recently I’ve been noticing at my regular job that it’s not really as amusing as I use to think it to be. It just feels like work and worst of all, I stress out. OptionsUnlimited and I collaborate on a lot of things in his blog (which you could read by clicking his name). In there we have plenty of fun with a whole lot of different activities. Festivals, pranks, and everyday silliness.

One night, for a good time, he told me to bring my camera and we were out the door, heading to one of the parking garages in our city. As we were leaving the building to head on out, he goes to tell me this thing is a competition, a race, I believe. I’m excited and ready to take pictures, but with my new camera I can’t seem to figure many of the settings out (being the Nikon DSLR 3200, what do I know about it?). So there were going to be a bunch of fast moving, excited young and old skaters whipping by me and I wont even have my lens cap off yet.

It was actually safe to say that I got a couple nice shots, but they weren’t as good as I would have liked them to be. No worries though, nothing that Photoshop couldn’t handle! However I was lucky enough to have OptionsUnlimited there to take a few and play with the settings. He’s much better at the night time shots than I am.

Thats the thing eh? You get a new piece of equipment, a bit more advance than you’d imagine, but well worth it, and yet you don’t know much. Time to educate yourself, I say! So what better way than to actually go out, in a setting you’re not comfortable with and mess around? Who knows, you might actually get something totally unexpected and make something of it.

If anything, just say it’s abstract and walk away (hehe).