My Photography Hobby

As I shared in a previous post, I am a hobby photographer.

I have a HUGE collection of photography ideas on my Pinterest and I am always reading blogs about how to improve my work. I am stronger in the creative side of photography (composition, posing, etc.), but I am still trying to perfect my technical side (camera settings, lighting, etc.) so that the photo I have in my head matches the one that I take.

I don’t consider myself a professional and there is A LOT that I still need to learn, but I love doing shoots for my friends and family.

I’ve recently gotten a lot of business! Every time I post one of my shoots on my FB page, another one of my friends asks me to do a shoot. I started out having to convince my BFF from back home to pose for me, and now I have multiple requests a month! I am so flattered and excited for all of the practicing I get to do.

I decided to share some of my highlights, since I don’t ever really talk about my own hobbies on this blog lol

My first photo shoot with my best friend from back home and her husband, they were so silly and difficult to pose lol

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IMG_0351 copy2My second photo shoot at Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton, CA

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IMG_1378edit2My friend Katie asked me to take newborn photos and I LOVED it! Newborn photography might be my favorite, even though babies are not good at posing haha

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IMG_1714edit2And lastly, the maternity shoot I did yesterday for another friend.

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IMG_2047edit3 IMG_2082copy IMG_2163editI currently have a homecoming lined up next month and a couples shoot in 2 weeks with my friend who promised that her husband would wear his military uniform (yay!). And today I got a FB message from one of my friend’s friend who saw the pictures on FB and wants a shoot too, my first non-friend/family client!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

I missed last week, but here is this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge. The prompt is “color”, and one of the suggestions is to share a photo that you edited. I immediately knew what photo I wanted to share because I have been having a hard time deciding if I like it better in color or b&w!

I love photography, and I consider myself an amateur photographer. I have a good DSLR camera and editing software, but I’ve never taken a class other than an “Introduction to Photographer” class that lasted for 4 hours. I am mostly self taught from blogs online and practice with my friends and family.

I don’t charge people and I don’t consider myself a professional photographer by any means!

My friend had a baby last week and asked me to do newborn photos for her. I was so excited because I have only ever done couples. So I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and tips for newborn photography. I found a beautiful military inspired newborn shoot and decided to do my best to duplicate one of the photos.

Here is the result! Mom & Dad loved it πŸ™‚ But I have yet to decide which edit I like better, color or b&w.

What’s ya’lls vote?

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