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I had the very unique opportunity to photograph a Zombie christmas. It seems like zombies are the popular thing these days. It was a very cold and pouring rain evening. We shot around Balboa and we had many people looking at us like we were freaks….which I do not blame them. Overall, it was a BLAST!
I cant believe it has almost been a month since I had this little peanut. It amazes me how much she changes. I feel like she morphs on an hourly basis. I sometimes find myself just looking at her for hours on end. I cant get enough of her little tiny fingers and toes (actually her toes are not so tiny…she has freakishly large feet), her velvet soft skin and her amazing baby smell. I could pass on the crying, endless starvation and one million poopy diapers though. I guess it is all part of the package. I have taken a lot of photos of her but wanted to share a few that I have done recently. I am sure I will be one of those proud moms that posts WAY to many pictures but oh well! Enjoy.
I can’t believe it is already Senior photo time! The year is already flying by!….I love being able to spend time in Utah. It is so beautiful right now. The apricot blossoms are out and the grass is getting greener. We shot Alis photos in a simple natural setting. I loved it. I am so happy its spring and nearing summer! Cheers!
I have been so busy in the past few weeks that my blog posts are slacking. However, I wanted to say I am grateful for all the loved ones around me. I have the best family and friends. What a great day to share the love!!! Here is a picture that I love from a recent commercial shoot. Cheers
I recently returned from Utah. It was FREEZING. I believe it was 35 degrees for most of my stay. However, I am not complaining about the chilly weather, I actually LOVE it. I had a good time with my family. I took long walks, ate good food (thanks mom) and danced with my sisters. In between all of my fun I had some time to run up to Snow basin canyon to snap some images. What a beautiful place. Some of the images are in my parents backyard as well. Enjoy
The Mirejovskys have been friends of ours for quite sometime. They are amazing people and they have many talents. However, we did not know creating Lego masterpieces was one of them, until recently when Sam was published for his creation of the Bountiful Temple, which is located in Bountiful, Utah. You must READ the Article that was published on him. All of the info is compiled in there. The one thing they left out which I thought was priceless was his use of a C3PO Lego man in place of Angel Moroni. Look closely…Angel Moroni’s trumpet just may or may not be a wine chalice. I was super stoked when he asked me to come shoot the photos for the article because I got to see the temple up close. It is an absolute masterpiece. Good job Sam:)
Finally questions are answered about your first camera to which brand and so on…….
This is NOT a visual post so those who hate to read sorry …..For the past year I have been asked a few dozen times the same question “What is a good camera to get? Nikon or Canon?” While opinions differ, I am going to start off by saying that I AM biased towards Canon, however, Nikon makes cameras that are a close second;). The reason I bring up Canon and Nikon is because they are always in the race to at the top spot in the SLR market. Other companies such as Olympus, Sony and Pentax make great cameras but fall further behind in technology and quantity.
ENTRY LEVEL CAMERAS
Ok so many people ask me if they should whip out the big bills and strike for the top full frame digital SLR. I tell them NO! Why not? I tell presume to tell them that it is NOT worth the money for them at the moment. While they might look big, bad and super professional, they are complicated, have a lot going on and unless you know how to use all the super high tech buttons you are basically spending 3-7k on a camera that should of cost you 600-1500 dollars. Get it?
However, if you have oodles of money and just want to look super snazzy then go for it and once you realize that you are sick of lugging around a big camera and would rather opt for a simpler (yet still takes AMAZING images) you can pass the other camera onto meJ Honestly the entry level cameras take incredible images and unless you need to blow photos up to billboard size then you really don’t need the “big dog”. So What are the two comparable Nikon and Canon entry level cameras??
The canon is the Canon T3 1100D.
The Nikon is the Nikon D3100
They are both amazing cameras and are pretty darn comparable in quality and price. The major difference is that the Nikon is NOT 100 percent compatible with the older Nikon lenses while you do not have that problem with the Canon lenses. The canon is also a little more affordable. I might mention you just look cooler all around with a Canon.
The next camera section is a slight upgrade from the entry-level cameras. You will have a few more functions and once your skill level advances you can make it a little more manual to your liking. The difference between theses next to cameras is very little but again the lens issue remains with the Nikon. It is really all about the overall aesthetic and “feel” when working with your camera. Something I highly recommend is checking out a camera for the day and trying it out. Most camera stores will allow this in order to decide which camera you like to shoot with more.
The canon is the Canon T3i 600D
The Nikon is the Nikon D5100
You also have what most people call the Pro-sumer camera. These shoppers are looking for more speed in their shots. They might be soccer moms capturing there kids game or dance junkies that want sweet shots of their moves. What ever the reason cameras in this category have a shutter speed that takes 5 photos per second. They are just a bit more sophisticated then the other classes.
The canon is the Canon 60D
The Nikon is the Nikon D7000
These cameras are incredible and you get quite the bang for your buck. They have intelligent lighting systems and a wide range of lens choice. The next category is the Professional DLSR, which I will talk about later. However, hopefully this answers all those questions about great entry level cameras-prosumers choice.
I will be doing a lens post sometime soon as I get a lot of questions asking what lenses to get with your new shiny SLR…A great idea is to talk to the camera pros at the shop. If you are in Utah I HIGHLY recommend going to Pictureline and if you are in Southern California I suggest Cals Camera or Sammys. Feel free to email, call, text, snail mail me any other questions you have!
I have had a love for horses since I was born. I am obsessed. I do not know where my desire to ride came from but it continues to grow and grow and grow!…My husband is super supportive of my addictive habit and came to a show I had the other day….I thought that I would share with you what I do when I am not taking photos of people. I was in front of the lens this time. I thought I would also show off what a great photographer Braden is! What I am doing in the photos is a sport called Dressage. It is a very elegant and fancy sport that exists of running through a series of tests with horse and rider…You preform various equestrian movements and you are judged on how well you do it….It is NOT EASY at all…I would profess it as one of the most difficult equestrian sports out there. Both horse and rider must be athletes, especially if you want to make it to the upper levels and even olympics!…The horse I am riding is a thoroughbred named Margaux….She and I are best buddies…
I had the AMAZING opportunity to travel through Europe for almost three weeks with my mom and my little sister Ali. We covered 7 countries in that time span! While there are way to many stories to be told about the trip, I thought that I would share some of my favorite pictures from our adventure…Traveling is such an important part in my life as I believe it allows a person to grow and develop. It gives you a sense of what else exists outside of the town you live in. For me, I not only grow as a person but I get to learn other cultures, customs and traditions outside of my own. I always return with new ideas for how I want to live my life. There is SO much beauty in the world filled with absolutely incredible people EVERYWHERE….All in all, I had a wonderful time but am super glad to be back to familiar territory. While I will miss running in the Alps, the ocean is not a bad view either Also…with the blogshow you can enlarge the images. Click the button on the bottom right of the blogshow. Feel free to leave some love through your facebook accounts!