he other night I had a really fun session with a cute little family (you'll see them here shortly) over at Wheeler Farm. When I pulled into the parking lot it was PACKED - I go there frequently & had never seen it like that before. Now it's no secret that it's a really great place to have pictures done, but man it was insane! There must have easily been 50+ photographers there during the hour or so that we were there. We had to be careful where we shot to avoid getting people in the background & had to wait for (or not shoot at) many of the places we'd planned to use, oh yeah & at one point someone from the farm came over to us & told us that the people running the wagon rides were complaining that photographers were not getting out of their way so they were having to wait. So I thought I'd humor you with a picture I got as we were moving from one area to another. . . I think you can see 4 different groups getting pictures done in just this one picture (not to mention all the groups you can't see but are right there too - there are groups where there are red stars too). It was nuts. . . though we sure got some great pictures (with nobody in the background - thank heavens) that evening!
Yesterday I helped out on a newborn session with one of my photo friends, for one of my friends' 9 day old baby boy. Isn't he precious? I couldn't help snapping a few pictures while they were here. . . he was too cute. . . and so perfect! Congrats G, C & big brother T on Baby H !!
You'll probably get sick of seeing my weekly assignments on here, especially since I've had some really fun sessions lately that I'm trying to pull favorites from but haven't posted quite yet - so stay tuned for those here very soon.
This week in my photography group our assignment was to shoot in full manual. If you're not familiar with SLR's - full manual means that the photographer controls everything rather than the camera setting it for you. When I first got my 'new' camera 2 yrs ago I was so overwhelmed trying to learn manual. Shortly after I got my camera I came across some classes being taught by one of my favorite photographers. By the time I finished her 101 class I was feeling very confident in using manual & have never gone back!
I was so excited when our theme for this week was announced since it's something I do all the time (ok, I don't use my manual focus as much as I'd like but when you're shooting kids that can get tricky).
My pic(s) for this week's assignment come from my session yesterday (you'll see more of this adorable gal shortly) - they're straight out of the camera
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