This past month was AWESOME! 🙂 I officially started my Photog business, and I’m learning SO much more about photography. It’s really ALL I can think and talk about! I have to reel myself back in once it’s brought up because I start to see a glazed look in my friends’ and husband’s eyes. Anyhoo, I’m submitting a picture to a photo contest on a site where I’ve learned the MOST about manually shooting. It’s amazing, and I’ve been telling ALL of my friends to go to Click It Up a Notch.
Here’s one of my favorite pictures from this month:
I’ve decided. I really enjoy taking pictures of Seniors. Not people over 55, but young people at 17-18 years of age. They are just so lively; I can see it in their eyes or smile. Miss Tiffani just radiates when she smiles, and I am so glad that I got to meet her! Go Class of 2012!
Today, I had SO much fun shooting pictures with the Howe Family. Katie and Josh are SO in love 🙂 They made me smile. R & S were sweetie pies as well, very well mannered and polite. I don’t think it could get easier than this! Although it was chilly and sprinkly, we managed to get some great pictures 🙂 Thanks Howe Family!
YAY! I got my FIRST out of kit lens 🙂 a sweet, used 50mm f/1.8 Nikon lens. I was so overjoyed when I got that yellow slip! After racing home (safely), I ripped open the package not knowing what to expect from a used lens. The lens box was ragged and old-looking, but I opened the box and ahhhhh, what a beauty! My new, used lens was shiny and had no scratches on it. GO Adorama.com! 🙂 SO awesome. I immediately screwed it on my camera body and looked for subjects to shoot. OH yeah, I have dogs and some flowers I’ve been meaning to shoot. Here are a few first pictures I took with my new BFF 🙂
PS. I also have to learn about focusing manually – yay for a D60! 🙂 Can’t wait for the post when I get to talk about my new D7000 – ONE DAY! 🙂
All week I’ve been anticipating today’s photo shoot. I was worried about the weather and my capabilities as a photographer (this was my first maternity shoot). However, my worries were totally unnecessary. The weather cooperated, and I am SUPER satisfied with the pictures I shot!
Jaime & Travis are expecting their first little one, Gunner. They are one of the CUTEST couples I’ve ever met, and they are so photogenic and happy. Thanks Jaime & Travis for a great shoot; I cannot wait for Gunner’s debut!
To add to my first 3 resolutions for 2012, I’m adding 2 more.
#4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle more diligently. I’ve been reading this book called, “Go Green, Live Rich” by David Bach. It’s really well written (which I like), and it has a bunch of facts about how much we, Americans, waste. Did you know that the entire USA uses 8.2 million barrels of oil/day = amount that Saudia Arabia produces in 1 day (Bach). That’s absurd!
#5 Save my dollars and cents! We’re leaving Okinawa…SOON (I promise), and we’re in for a rather rude awakening when we return to the States. No matter where we go, we’ll need 2 vehicles, a new house (security deposit, 1st/last months rent, pet deposit), traveling money, possible kenneling fees, etc. It’s going to a very horrible and expensive transition if we don’t start saving now!
This year I am going to do something different…I’m going to follow through with a photo challenge. And I found the perfect one! MCP Project 12 (http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2012/01/01/mcp-project-12) fits in so well with my personality and time schedule. However, today as I was taking my picture for this month’s theme, I realized that it really does not take that much time to snap a few pics and then edit. Therefore, my resolution is twofold. I’m also going to try to submit multiple pictures per theme to get my creativity flowing. So I suppose this first Project 12 entry is three-fold…3-in-1.
#1 – Reduce the amount of clothes I have. I seriously have TOO MANY. And I will take the unneeded clothes to the flea market first…then I will donate the rest. I need to recoup my losses, and I’m saving up for a new lens! 🙂
#2 – Participate in this photo challenge. It gets the creative juices flowing!
#3 – Stop procrastinating!
My picture definitely represents all of these resolutions. Don’t worry, I have more. It seems I’m meant to make resolutions this year since it keeps coming up!
I edited my picture using MCP Actions’ Mini Quick Pick Looks – “Remember When” (hopefully this mountain will be a thing of the past!)
Hello there! Welcome to my brand new photography website 🙂 This is the first of many blogs, and it marks the birth of my new photography business! photography by melissa grace sounded pretty good to me. We’ll see if I stick with it! I very much enjoy taking picture of people, and I love capturing fleeting moments, stopping time. Most recently I was able to take my brother-in-law’s senior pictures. I’m still editing most of them, but I’m also still getting over jet-lag and vacation-lag (I really liked relaxing!). I also got to see some of Montana’s landscapes so I’ll include some eye candy for you to see 🙂
Class of 2012