December 23, 2011


It's that time of year to make our traditional Christmas card, unfortunately it is not as easy to get all the kids together.  So this year I took the photos separate.  I have several backgrounds that I use in my new studio, but have always loved the black background for portraits.  I like the dramatic effect on a photo and really like this one of me and my husband.  I actually enjoy it so much that I am going to have it enlarged for my desk.

My poor husband had to put up with my various poses until I liked the "right" one.  This one is a keeper (so is my hubby)!! LOL

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December 11, 2011


It isn't exactly easy to do a self-portrait without a remote trigger so the timer on my camera had to do.  For those of you that are familiar with self-timers it is quite interesting trying to take that perfect shot in focus, in position and pose in time before the camera snaps!  This was my best shot from tonight.  Stay tuned for more experiments on my learning curve with my strobe lights.

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December 10, 2011

First Portrait with New Strobe Lights

Finally I have been able to take some time and practice with my new strobe lights and my barn door backdrop (yes it's actually from a barn door).  This is definately a learning curve, but I am very excited to be able to capture studio portraits.  Today my darling husband allowed me to use him as my model. 

Shot at F11, 1/160, ISO 125 with 28-135mm lens.

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December 9, 2011

Tis The Season

"Christ"mas is my favorite holiday of the year!  I love the spirit of this time, the happiness, decorating, baking and just spending qualiy time with family and friends.  It's not about the presents(even though kids would say differently), it's about remembering the birth of Jesus.  So often we lose sight of what Christmas is really suppose to be celebrating.

This year, my son and his wife have their own place so they won't be here Christmas morning.  That will be a change that I'll have to get used to, but I am looking forward to spending time with them later that day.  Decorating is one of my favorite things to do, so here is a collage of a few photos from my house.

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