Snow Day

I’m a little late posting this. We had our first snow of the season almost two weeks ago here in southern Virginia. Sometimes I don’t like snow because it’s messy and makes everything muddy, but the first snow of winter is always exciting, even though this particular snow flurry didn’t stick.

Here are some of the photos I got. They were all shot with my Canon 85mm 1.8 and edited with the Mastin Labs Portra Pack using Portra 800.

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Snow Day

Sam

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I had fun testing out my new lens on Sam the other day. He’s always pretty difficult to photograph because of how much he moves. Getting an accurate exposure¬†isn’t nearly as difficult as getting the composition right. However, I recently got the Canon 85mm f/1.8 as a Christmas gift from my parents, and it’s made it a little easier. I currently use a crop sensor, so the focal length is more like 136mm, which suits me perfectly. A longer focal allows me to step back out of the way and take photos of him playing instead of trying to follow him around which only distracts him. I also think this lens will work perfectly for portraits for a similar reason – by stepping back a little and giving the subject more room to breathe, you’ll be more likely to get more natural looking photos.

All photos, except the black and white one, were edited with the Mastin Labs Portra Pack using Portra 400.

Sam

Fresh Start

I’ve had this blog for quite a while now, but occurrences in my personal life have caused me to neglect it. So, I’ve decided to delete all the posts and start completely fresh. I feel that my style has changed quite a bit since I first started this blog. I’ve even done a few paid jobs, upgraded lenses, and made the jump to buy a plan from Adobe to start using Photoshop and Lightroom. I can only hope that I’ll be able to stick with this blog and not neglect it. Sharing on other social media sites is nice, but sometimes it just seems necessary to group photos together in a blog post to tell a story.

To start, here are a few photos I took a few weeks ago of some trees beside my house after it rained.

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Fresh Start