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Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Dominique

Last weekend I took some more photos of my friend Dominique. This time we started at Rose Hill Cemetery and then moved on to the riverwalk.

Overall, I ended up being disappointed with the results of this shoot. I took a ton of pictures but most of them came out pretty dark and grainy. I tend to get so caught up in composing the shots and snapping away that I often forget to check the exposure...and that's not good! Next time I really need to focus on my settings and finding the correct exposure.

I've also come to the conclusion that I need to invest in an external flash. While the reflector has made a huge difference, it's not always enough.

But Dominique was awesome again. Short hair or long, she always looks good and she makes a great model! She's very patient, even when Jordan is accidentally half-blinding her with the reflector! ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Full Moon (update)

UPDATE (02/18): Tonight's full moon was orange and looked amazing, so I had to take another photo. Thought I'd just add it to yesterday's post.


The moon looked awesome tonight so I had to duck outside and try to get some photos. I've never had any luck taking moon photos in the past...but after a lot of trial and error, I managed to get this one tonight. My measly 200mm lens doesn't do it justice...had to crop it a bit.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cold Morning

I got up really early a couple of days ago to try to get some early light photo practice in, but it was so cold that I quickly changed my mind and went back home. It's a shame, because the ground was covered in frost and there was a mist hovering over the lake that would have made for some cool shots, but I was too cold to think about the correct settings and such, so the few pictures that I did take didn't turn out very well.