Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Painting the Super Moon!

I love challenges and creating something weird once in a while. The photos below were a spontaneous idea I got about an hour before the sun went down this past Saturday before the Super Moon. You always hear the sayings, "Hung the Moon", and "Paint the Moon", so why not create it. My family and I jumped in the car and headed out to a ridge in Mendon and this is what I got. Photography is a lot of experimenting. If I were to do it again I'd combine the ideas of the two photos into one. Using the Speedlight from the first photo and the pose of the girls in the second photo. There's always next year right? For now enjoy the photographic feel of the 1st and the dreamy artsy feel of the 2nd.
The following night we headed out to Benson Marina with some members of our local photo club. No moon photos due to cloud coverage, instead we got a couple silhouettes with the sunset.

Fishin' in the Dark
Sweet Summer Sunset

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Boy and his Tires

I think his cheesy grin is pretty darn cute. You can't help but smile when you look at it. I'm sure he's thinking, "look mom you've got two seconds to take this photo and then I'm out of here." I love this age of exploring and constant mobility!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Sunsets in Cache Valley

What a beautiful place to live. I was able to capture these to photos out around Trenton, Utah the past couple of weeks. Do you have a favorite spot to watch summer sunsets?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Don't Mess with HER! (Logan, Utah Family Photographer)

What's better than running around chasing 3 little boys? Taking pictures of them with their adorable baby sister. And boy do they LOVE her! She is one spoiled little girl.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

2013 Summerfest Contest Fun!

Logan's annual Summerfest is happening again this week. And once again I decided to enter the photo contest. It's always a fun challenge to enter. Starting Monday you have to take, print, and deliver the photos ready to hang by Wednesday at noon. Whether you win or not I would encourage you to enter a juried contest for the challenge, because when we stretch ourselves we grow.

I always like to enter a personal project. Lately my personal projects have included kids and their imagination. What little boy wouldn't want to be Spiderman and scale the city walls.

Upon first look you may think I used some program like photoshop to create the zoom burst, but this is actually one photo with minor adjustments in lightroom. So how does one create this effect? You actually put the shutter speed to about 1/8 a second and zoom the lens while taking the shot. Try it one day. It may look cool to do a landscape of the city at night.