LTTL… school pictures, the final cut

Taking too many photos has been one major problem with my photo sessions. I’m planning on launching my photography business next Spring. With that will come clients and multiple sessions, hopefully. Which means I won’t have all day to edit tons of photos. So, as I begin to stock my portfolio here, I am doing so with purpose.

1. Nail the photo session with as few photos as possible.

2. Limit the amount of photos I edit to a small portion.

3. Choose only the best from that portion as my final portraits.

 

These were a few of my favorites from our school session…

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And my favorites of all…

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I can tell I am rusty when it comes to photo sessions, so you can learn from my mistakes.

1. Always set your camera back to original settings after you shoot anything. I made the mistake of leaving my ISO bumped up to 1000 after shooting a soccer game while I was loosing light. In return these photos turned out grainy. I’m okay with that because I wanted a shabby-chic look to them.

2. Give yourself more time than you think you will need. I almost always shoot in a location where I know there will be shade to work with before we move out into the sun. For this particular session I wanted to shoot in the shade because I liked the sunlit leaves. But we ran out of light faster than I wanted.

3. Know your lenses. This really isn’t an issue for me anymore since I only shoot with three lenses, my 50mm, a borrowed 10-24mm, and my 18-105mm. Why is it important to know your lenses? Well, my 10-24 tends to blow out highlights, so with that lens I tend to underexpose just a bit to compensate. My 50mm gives me the best control over depth of field, and bokeh. And, my 18-105 is my go to lens. Gasp, I know I don’t just love my primes.

I’m not listing my favorite post this week. Instead you’ll have to head on over to my Life Through the Lens Pinterest board to see who I choose. :-D

 

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Random 5 Friday… farm fresh

~ We went to visit a friend’s farm for the afternoon so that Blue Eyes could ride again. She hasn’t ridden in almost three years, and she misses it terrible. So, it was a major treat for her to be able to have an afternoon in the warm sun on a long horse ride.

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~ I was supposed to immerse myself in photography, but my camera was acting all wonky. Even with a wonky camera I was able to capture a few images I love. Although not perfect, they are still lovely.

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~ This shot was a total, “what is wrong with my camera” shot, and look what I captured. As you can see, one major issue was focusing. I have been having lens-camera connectivity issue, but have been leery to send it in to have it fixed.

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~ I kind of love the country… my heart is set on owning some land someday. The only thing that would make these picture perfect would be the mountains looming in the back ground.

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~ Fall is here. The temperatures are dipping and with each chilly night I wake to more color splattered on the trees.

Linking with… Friday Finds, Photo Story Friday, 1440, & Friday Photo Journal

LTTL… school picture, sneak peek

I was beginning to feel the green giant of envy sneak up on me. So, I decided this last weekend was the perfect time to head outdoors and take the kid’s school pictures. We do not have the usual first day of school photos. No school bus photos, no pictures with kids walking to the bus stop wearing their new backpack. But, that doesn’t mean we cannot have an official photo shoot each year. In fact, I highly encourage homeschool families to take the time to document each school year with photos. If for no other reason, it is fun to see how the kids have grown. I haven’t edited all my photos yet, but I am super excited about what we created together. So, for a little sneak peek…

 

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I’ll share more from our photo session next week. Until then, my favorite post from last weeks Life Through the Lens… This is How we Do It from Just Leesha. I laughed out-loud at the post. And then, I’ll admit I did a little blog stalking to try to figure out where Leesha spent time Elk hunting.

Sooooo…

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