Tuesday, March 30, 2010


i did some photography for a women's retreat in January. At KCN church, i covered two days worth of photography and these are some of the best images. it was pretty dark, and i realize i have got to get a lens that has a smaller f/stop, but i'm working on that part...

the pastor's wife preaching...

this is by far my favorite photo. i really like that i chose sepia for this shot, too.

the whole church singing during praise and worship.

probably the only guy there, as it was a women's retreat, haha, but i like this shot too. there's something about photographing people when they are playing music that i absolutely love... you can see the passion in their eyes... the talent.

this is a great one too. praise and worship again. i like the angle on this one.

i enjoyed doing photography for this event. i was a bit shy, but i will work on getting more involved and social with my camera. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

.42x Wide Macro Fisheye lens

i just won a .42x Wide Macro Fisheye lens for NIKON on ebay! $50. it retails over 200. most fisheyes are about 500 range or so. i'm so happy, i've been wanting this lens for sooo long.

oh my gosh! can't wait til it gets here!

Monday, March 22, 2010

i met with a client this past weekend. i was going over everything i wanted to tell her, when i remember explaining that i used to have a film 35mm 1970 canon SLR. this photo was one i took from that camera, back in the day. it seems when i take my photos on digital i have to sharpen them a lot, but with the film camera, it was always perfectly clear. i suppose its due to resolution. i still have fun editing them.

i truly love this photo, though, because the leaves are almost transparent. : )

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

wanting to do wedding photography again

this is from a wedding i shot last October.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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