The holiday season has come and gone. I am a little sad. I feel like I didn’t get to enjoy this season like I did last year. I was to post this holiday session before Christmas but gift buying, holiday parties, and illness kept me from doing so. I apologize now for the influx of blogs. I need to post them before 2015. Eek!
The months of November and December are my time for learning and personal projects. This session is one of those sessions. I am so thankful for Camie and her patience. I am embarking on the whole lighting thing and I asked Camie if she should sit in for me. She was ready to go but I sadly was not. I had the lighting set up and realized that I was missing triggers. I frantically searched my bag for them with no sign of them. After wasting about 25 minutes, I decided to open the curtains and do what I normally do. Camie’s session is better than I originally planned. I am sad that I didn’t get to play with strobes but I do love her session.
Hey all! This season has been quite busy with my favorite subjects and I am enjoying it. I love my seniors and models! In fact, I am getting spoiled. I think this is the type of photography that I want to stick with. That means no weddings, no events, no children, just seniors and models. I haven’t committed to that yet but I feel the change coming. Big changes coming to Poetic Edge and I am excited about the brand that I am building.
So I finally did it. I finally shot my glamour session…over a month ago but I digress. I finally found the perfect location, a great makeup artist, and the perfect model. I have a glamour Pinterest board full of pretty images that I have wanted to recreate. I planned, styled, and created this entire session.
As a photographer, I seek inspiration from everywhere. When I was first starting out, I was seeking for that information in the wrong places. Some advice I received was not always good. I attended a local Meetup where I thought I was learning proper lighting techniques. At the end of a few classes, I realized that while the teacher was incredible smart, their methods were very outdated. There is nothing wrong with this but it didn’t fit my style nor was it the most up to date information.
So I decided to round up my favorite photography lessons that I still use to this day. Below you will find a mix of blogs, video courses and more from some of my favorite photographers. I hope you check them out as they have taught me so much in the world of photography!