Child photography, Portfolio

Catch-up

Well I haven’t posted in about two weeks.  Not because I haven’t been doing anything, but because I have.  Although I have been taking pictures for YEARS, I am just breaking into the actual business part of photography.  I have been using any extra moment I have to help build this business and learn how to do things right.  I am not one to just jump into things.  I research, plan, make lists, think, think, think…I’m kind of a nerd about it all honestly.  My goal is to give my clients not only the best products but to give them the best experience possible.

Since I have been doing so much for the business part I have not done very well with my 365 day project.  I have been taking lots of pictures though and will add some for viewing pleasure!

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53: F- First day of school, yes I did them too.  I managed to get a backpack on each kid so I can have a picture of all three each year but this is the best I could get of them at 8am.a-prek

 

54: G- I’ve never tried to golf but I have it a go this weekend, turns out I’m horrible but at least I had a camera to do what I do!

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55: H-My little helper who happens to be potty training so therefore just goes without pants.

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56: I- These girls have a great imagination, the rocks were food that they were serving.  As you can see they are serious about their food.

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57: This would be J but I didn’t do anything for it. Instead here is one of my littlest enjoying her first time in the sand, she just loved it in her hands.

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58: K- Knife, my dad or Grandpa Lopez as he is called in our house is known to have a knife on hand at all times.

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59: L- Lake Shelbyville is where we spent our weekend, how beautiful!

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Haven’t posted in about a week and have done some serious slacking.  For some reason this was just not my week.  Nothing bad has happened, I just have had zero motivation.  That being said I have not done well with pictures.  I did get some new presets and have been playing around with them but haven’t taken my camera out much.  Bad I know.

I took some and have added them below.  To try and help bring back motivation I found a new photo idea list that goes through the alphabet.  I think this could be fun and help me think out of the box more.  I started today and will post today’s picture and hopefully tomorrows sometime tomorrow night!

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I managed to get a picture for every day this week!  Woohoo GO me!  Now I will admit that I did not TAKE a picture everyday but used pictures that I took days ago as well.  I feel that not only is it important for me to take pictures but also to edit them.  So I used older pictures to edit them to get the practice at that too. I also didn’t take all of these with me DSLR, a few are from my Iphone.   Again not ideal but it is more about the practice of taking the pictures and editing them than using the camera itself. I do need the practice with my camera of course but this 365 day challenge is to become a better photographer and that is done by seeing something and taking a picture, learning the camera, and editing.  As long as I’m doing one of these things it is learning in my eyes!

29: Gather- every time we go on a walk my kids have to pick up every stick they find.  They have fun though so go for it kids!

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30: Follow-  this one was done with my phone so bad quality but I still like the picture

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31: Flower- Tried to take this at a different angle.  Really trying to branch our of my comfort zone and shoot other things besides people.

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32: Most important meal-  not a great picture by any means, definitely need practice with food photography

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33: Imagination- my favorite picture I took this week editing my favorite way!  Just love

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I did a little better this week.  I think splitting it up and posting every couple days helps a lot!  Here is what I took the last couple days.  Honestly I still didn’t get them all, day 27-28 are nonexistent 😦

24: Cruise- this guy was just cruising down the sidewalk, walking in the puddle.DSC_0987

25: Fresh – nothing better than a fresh cup of coffee in the morning

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26: Imagination –  she was excited about this rock, and the background is pretty cool!  Oh she had her face painted like Hello Kitty

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22-23/356 Day Challenge

After failing with my 365 Day Challenge these past couple weeks I have decided to start posting every couple days instead of once a week.  I’m hoping that this might help me keep up with my daily challenge better and it also gives more on my blog to look at!

I think I should be at around day 22 so we will start with that.

Day 22: First – I took a picture of my First born using all natural window light.

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Day 23: Laughter- lots of laughter while jumping in mud puddles after the rain.

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Photo Challenge Week 3

Ehh  I did bad this week.  I know I keep saying it but life gets busy.  One day I will take a bunch of pictures and the next I don’t touch my camera.  I know the point of this challenge is to pick up my camera daily but sometimes it just isn’t possible.

That being said, at least the few I did take I am really happy with.

The first day challenge was car followed by red.  I thought I would take a picture of my red car and see what I was able to get the next day, car or red.  Well I ended up taking the picture and just loving it as black and white so Car it was.  Unfortunately I never did red 😦
This car picture has become one of my favorite pictures, I just love it!

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Here are some more I took this week. Enjoy!!

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365 Photo Challenge: Week 2

This week I still didn’t get my daily picture but I did give it a better go.  I have been using a few different challenges and then picking what is the easiest picture for me to do.  Given that I stay home most days my options for picture opportunities is pretty limited.

This weeks pictures:
Reflection
Clouds – taken with my phone actually
Rolls-  I chose baby rolls of course
Fruit
Pet

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Child photography, Portfolio

Photo Challenge:Week 1

To keep up with my growth in photography I am going to complete an entire 365 day challenge.  That’s right, one whole year!  You can’t get better if you don’t practice, practice, practice so that is what I am going to do.  Every single day for the next year I will take a picture, edit it and once a week I will post the pictures here on my blog.  Not all my pictures are going to be good, that’s for sure.  But the point of this is to grow as a photographer, not only in taking the pictures but in seeing things differently, seeing things that I wouldn’t normally take pictures of and make it into art, into a memory of some sort.  I am really excited to see the difference between this first week and the last.

I am not just taking a picture every day, if I did we would all start getting tired of looking at my kiddos, no matter how beautiful they all are.  Instead I am looking up photo challenges.  Not only does it give me good ideas but it keeps me shooting different things.  I will still use my kids in most of them but not all of them.  My passion in photography is to take pictures of kids, families, parents, people.  This is going to make me step out of my comfort zone and is going to be a great learning experience.

Week 1 Challenge: I found this challenge on a site I follow on Instagram.  They post one every week so I may do a lot of these. I am not overly impressed with myself this week.  I took the pictures but I can honestly say I did not give it 100%.  I promise to do better next week

1: Braid
2. Splash
3. Melt
4. Under
5. Homegrown
(I know there are 7 days in a week but… I cheated)

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