Day 13 / 365
Erica in Las Vegas
Eric is a photographer from Seattle. She initially found me through my website, asking me to take pictures of her during her trip in Vegas. It’s nice to network with other photographers from different parts of the country.
In exchange for taking pictures of her, she will be taking pictures of my husband and I a couple days later. I’m really looking forward to it.
Day 12 / 365
Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
Oh how I wished I had a longer telescopic lens. Even at 200mm, it still didn’t cut it. At least the red appeared
Day 11 / 365
Penny’s New Bed
This is Penny’s first appearance on my 365 project part 2. She is thoroughly enjoying her new bed.
Day 10 / 365
Mission Beach HDR
After visiting my friends, I tried to catch whatever was remaining of the sunset. Luckily, the nearest beach was only 15 minutes away. However, I didn’t have much time setting things up, so this was the best I’ve got.
Day 9 / 365
Michelle’s Baby Shower
Isn’t mama positively glowing and happy during her pregnancy? Her baby shower was really fun. It was good to see her.
Day 8 / 365
Natalie and Urban Lights
I always wanted to do a major photo shoot at the Urban Lights display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, but I wanted to scope out the location first. I’ve been always scared to do shoots where there’s a chance that security will stop me because I don’t have a permit to shoot, and permits are expensive and tedious to obtain!
I happened to be in town and grabbed my friend Natalie to do a few test shoots to scope out the place. To my delight, no one stopped me when they saw my light stand and flash. Unfortunately, there were many people there taking pictures, which resulted in photo-bombers. The original, straight-out-of-camera (SOOC) shot had people behind her and my backpack and light stand off to the side.
Day 7 / 365
Long Exposure HDR
Taking regular HDR shots is pretty simple, especially since I have bracketing on my camera, but taking long exposure HDR is tough! Most of the 6 shots I took to create this image had shutter speeds of 30 seconds. The wind was picking up and I was scared of getting blurry shots, especially in the trees. Luckily, I was done before it became really windy.
The white star burst in the sky is the moon. It was my only light source that allowed me to take this shot with automatic focus. I really liked the cloud that was lingering in the sky!
Day 6 / 365
Kodak Brownie Bullet - Macro Shot
I tried starting a vintage / unique camera collection last year, but I spent more money the latest equipment to help build my photography business, so I haven’t bought a camera since. My most favorite one is the Kodak Brownie Bullet, which came out in the 1950’s.
Apparently, this camera is fairly new and might be functional. However, it takes 127 film, which is hard to find. Since this camera only takes 8 shots and places with darkrooms can only develop 127 film, it is also expensive.
I took this with my 35mm lens with a fisheye/macro lens extension. I used on-camera flash with the speedlight pointed at 45 degrees and turned 30 degrees to bounce of the wall. The speedlight was at 1/2 power.
Day 5 / 365
Monzie - Photo Shoot
This was taken at The Smith Center. I love the high-fashion bright and in-your-face lighting. I used my speedlight at full-power without any diffusers, and it created this shot.