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July Photo Sale!

July 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

July photo of the month, three options of printing, 30% OFF! Take a peek and get something for your wall!

Shop away and use 30OFF at checkout to get your discount.

Any questions? E-mail or call and I can walk you through it!

July photo is from Tahoe of Bonsai Rock! http://www.rebeccasternphotography.com/Galleries/Photo-of-the-Month/n-x2H3Nv/i-gdw6q72/A


Photo Sale!

June 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Excited to announce a photo sale! And not just any old photo sale. I am starting something new. One photo a month, three options of printing, 30% OFF! The largest discount I have ever offered!

Shop away and use 30OFF at checkout to get your discount.

Any questions? E-mail or call and I can walk you through it!

June’s photo is one of my favorites from Iceland at Skogafoss with a double rainbow! http://www.rs-photography.com/photosale


Dust

May 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Dust is the bane of most photographers existence. I spend many hours removing dust from my clients photographs that they have taken. Every now and then I do have dust on my own photographs as I take my camera outside often :p The best habit for anyone to be in is to learn how to change lenses correctly and to try to keep the dust to a minimum. When changing lenses on an SLR camera body, make sure to always keep the body opening facing forward and/or down. Never put your camera body down with the opening facing up! You are just asking for dust to enter if you do. Try to be as quick as possible when exchanging lenses so as to limit the air exposure time for both the lens and the body. Over time, one does get quicker and better at this step. If you are out in the desert and have to change lenses, try to do so in a calm, protected place. Sometimes even changing it inside your jacket works to protect things!

I edit photos that my clients have taken often. Here is an example of a photo that one of my client's took:

As you can see, there is a plethora of dust in this photograph. The spot healing brush works wonders to remove all the dust. Luckily in Lightroom these days, there is a great feature called Visualize Spots, where you can check it and the dust spots become visualized to make it easier to remove the dust!

This photograph took a lot of time to remove all of the spots, but the finished product is worth it for my client!

So remember, be cautious where you change your lenses, do it quickly and always check to see if you have dust after a shoot before you go out for another day and shoot some more. It is not enjoyable to get home after a trip and realize you have dust everywhere on every photo that you've taken! Also, have your sensor cleaned by a professional :)

 


Sunny Engagements

April 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Spent a few hours with this wonderful couple this past weekend. They are so loving and great together! Looking forward to seeing their relationship grow for many years. I love photographing at the beach and at local places where we can walk around and explore. Usually, I would prefer to shoot with late afternoon or morning light, but due to time issues, we made it work in the middle of the day! Enjoy this fun duo.


Spring time exploring with kids!

April 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I've been back in Connecticut longer now than I can remember being since I was a kid here. It's a good feeling. It's also allowed me to explore places that I didn't know existed and that may not have existed many years ago. One of those places is called Grace Farms. It's on the border of New York and Connecticut and not far from me. A close friend and fellow Colby alum mentioned it to me and I had to check it out. I explored one afternoon with a dad and his adorable little one and we took some photos. This time of year is great for getting outside with your kids and watching spring come to fruition. It's also a nice time to do portraits with the upcoming mother's day and father's day celebrations. If you're interested in a family photo shoot, contact me and we'll set something up! And enjoy the shots from this beautiful spot.


Iceland

April 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

It's hard to believe that it's April already. I've been fortunate enough to be traveling a fair amount the last couple of months. I usually try to blog about my travel photography trips on a separate blog: http://travelwithrs.blogspot.com/ Check it out, comment, follow along.

My most recent overseas trip was heading back to Iceland. A week long trip exploring, chasing the Aurora, ice caves, ice beaches, eastern Fjords, and enjoying the scenery. With thousands of images to sort through, it takes time. Editing, picking and choosing the five star images is an acquired skill learned over time and with the right eye. I teach my students what to look for in images and how to select what will work for a certain project, theme, gallery show, feeling at the time!  Here are a few shots from my first round of images from Iceland.


Lifestyle Photos

February 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I spent much of my January out west in Utah and Wyoming with clients. Although I've not thought of myself as a lifestyle photographer, I felt myself adapting to changing environments where I photographed an entire scene and a family in motion. I have always photographed people in their elements and posed them when necessary, but I always considered that what I do... I photograph family, children and newborns in that fashion. However, adjusting to different environments and still being able to get the shot I desired made me think that it's possible I am actually a lifestyle photographer of sorts!  A few shots from my shoot with the adorable 4 month old and his surrounding environment!


To 2015!

December 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

What a year 2015 has been. I want to send a thank you to all of my clients, colleagues and friends who have helped make this year truly one to be remembered! In looking back on this year, I traveled quite a bit, taught many people, had lots of exciting and fun photo shoots, and met some amazing friends! I've chosen just a few photos from the year to showcase here! From California, to Iceland, to Maine, to Utah, Wyoming, and many other wonderful destinations.

Thank you! Have a happy and healthy new year! Now go outside and take some photographs!

With love!


NYWIFT Muse Awards

December 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It was an honor to photograph the New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards last week in New York City! Of course, I was a little nervous photographing such a prestigious event with over 1200 people in attendance and many celebrities. I prepared as I would for any event, however; a variety of lenses, my SB-800 flash and extra batteries, the soft box attachment for my flash, and a high ISO setting on my camera! I used my 24-70mm lens for most of the event and only switched to my 16-35mm at the very end to capture all of the honorees on stage in one frame. I arrived early to the event to scope out the lighting and where I would be photographing and to take setup shots and sponsor photographs. All of this helps to calm nerves in any situation and I usually try to arrive early to any photo shoot to scope out my surroundings. It's the number one tip I can give to anyone... arrive early! It's always better to be over prepared than to be running late and rushing. Photos will always turn out better if you're not rushing. Sometimes clients only have a small window of time to take a photograph and in that window, you may be rushing, however, never let your client see you rush; it will make them nervous and uptight and that will come through in the final photograph. Make your clients be at ease and get the correct photograph the first time!

A few photos from the event to enjoy!

 


Happy Birthday!

November 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Happy Birthday to this amazing 2 year old!  I've written about her a few times before as it's been a joy to watch Emily grow up and photograph her at many milestones.  Well today is her 2 year birthday and we were lucky to schedule a photo shoot last weekend when the weather was still somewhat warm and super sunny outside! I had hoped that there would be some clouds in the sky when we went outside, but it was pretty harsh lighting and the shade wasn't as soft as I would have liked. We still had a fun shoot and found some nice locations in a local park; and of course found some leaves to play in!

Photographing children can be challenging and very rewarding and as long as you can adapt quickly to changing conditions and move around with them! Children do not like to sit still so why should your photos be still?! There is a time and place for some posed shots, but as long as they are enjoying themselves, capture children in their element. It will show on their faces and portray that in your photos.

Have a wonderful birthday Emily! :)