This past weekend I had my first photo shoot! I have a lot of editing and sorting to do, but I think I got some really great shots.
Here’s a sneak peek.
I hate to admit it, but being an iPhone owner has been transforming me in many ways. In addition to relying more on my iPhone camera than on my point-and-shoot, I’ve also taken to playing with some of the photography apps lately. (Only the free ones so far!)
One of my favorites right now is the Instagram app. After you take a picture with your phone, you can apply one of a number of filters, which transforms the look and feel of the photo.
I feel a little guilty using this app, rather than actually learning how to do these types of things with a real camera. But, on the other hand, it’s kind of fun to see what kinds of styles I like, so if I ever do decide to buy a filter for my Canon, I will have a better idea of what kind(s) I’d be more likely to use.
Anyway, here’s one photo I took with my iPhone and edited using Instagram.
I finally took my camera out of hibernation over Labor Day weekend to take some photos at my friend’s wedding.
Now that I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and sort through the photos of the day, I’ve learned that I prefer photographing wedding-day details as opposed to portraits or candid shots. I think this is because I can take more time adjusting the settings to get the details to look right, as opposed to having to take a quick shot or risk missing a moment. (Along with the fact that I still haven’t fully gotten over my fear of getting up close to other people to get the right shot.)
So, anyway, I didn’t get a lot of great shots of the bride, although she looked beautiful, but I got plenty of snapshots of the details. Here are a few of my favorites.
Here’s another photo that I took while I was supposed to be cleaning out the “closet of doom” the other night. It’s another example of how minor details can sometimes tell you a bit about the life of the photographer.