So I’ve been having some fun lately shooting film. Yes film! Why film you ask? Well I’ve recently re-discovered the beauty of this medium. The color rendition is just perfect. The skin tones are creamy and soft (a very good thing in photography) and well, it just looks analog. And that’s a beautiful thing. I still love my digital camera and I won’t be giving it up anytime soon. I don’t feel one is better than the other. As a photographer, I have to think about what medium (film or digital) is going to work for a given situation. Sometimes it’s film and sometimes it’s digital. As most of you know, I am primarily an animal photographer. And the fact of the matter is that digital is better suited to that (in my humble opinion). You see, digital is sharp, super duper sharp. That’s great for the hair on animals, not so much for skin on people. Of course, skin can be softened in Photoshop, but film has a way of making skin look so good, it’s an excellent choice for human portraiture. So, I am now offering to add film capture to child, family and other types of people portraiture. If you’re interested, give me a shout!
All of the photos below were shot with this camera: a Yashica Mat 124G. This is an all manual camera and it has certainly slowed me down, which is a good thing! I do also have a 35 mm SLR that works with all my same lenses that my digital camera does.
Hey everyone! Long time no post! I have been super busy with fall sessions (a good thing) and have neglected this little old blog (a bad thing) Please forgive me! Anyway, I wanted to share this fun family session I had the priviledge to photograph. The Y’s are a great little young family, they are full of love for their little boy! See below:
E. is a model, and what a little model she is too! Enjoy the photos.
“But Stephanie, I thought you don’t do weddings?” Well, I don’t usually do weddings. I will only do a very select few very small weddings. And especially if they are located in the beautiful Riviera Maya Mexico! Thank you Matt and Lauren for bringing me along for your special day!
I realized that I did not make a single blog post this week and so I wanted to share something with you all for the week. This is my Mom’s girl Sadie. Have a great weekend!
Some of you may be really quick and noticed this used to be called 10 things Thursday. Well, I decided to change it to Tuesday. Why? Because I can. Haha. It just works out better for me and my schedule. I’m not going to be posting 10 things every Tuesday, just as I think of things to write about. I am not a writer, I get writer’s block quite frequently. So here we go, for the first 10 Things Tuesday I want to talk about some possible locations in the area.
- Your location, such as your home, yard, farm, or boarding barn. (you’d be surprised at what is possible in/at your own home!)
- Inniswood Metro Park, totally gorgeous but unfortunately not for pet sessions, as they are not allowed in the park.
- Areana District/Short North/Goodale Park. All 3 of these locations are possible in one (long) session!
- German Village/Schiller Park
- Franklin Park Conservatory (great for the cold months!)
- Jeffry Mansion
- Slate Run Living Historical Farm
- Columbus Metro Parks (besides the 2 already mentioned)
- Park of Roses
- Northbank Park, for the Columbus skyline in the background.
These are just a few examples of some awesome Central Ohio Locations. We have a lot of choices. But I am always open to a new location if you have one in mind!
A. Yes, I will travel! I love visiting new places. I will pretty much travel anywhere in the US. Of course, the client would be responsible for my travel expenses, like flights and rooming if those are necessary. Also, in instances where I will be traveling a great distance, a minimum purchase will be required. All travel sessions will be quoted on an individual basis. For sessions a little closer to home, the first 30 miles are included with the session retainer and each additional mile is $.50 one way. A great way to help cut down the cost of my travel expenses is to get a few people in one area to have photo sessions and then you can split the cost of travel between everyone. That would also bring down the minimum purchase requirement for each person. The more people you can get in one area, the more you all will save! Also, if I am going to be somewhere, I will usually post on my Facebook page that I will be taking sessions in that area.
I hope this information was helpful. If you have further questions about this topic or would like a quote for travel to your area, feel free to drop me an e-mail at email@example.com
For today’s edition of 10 things, I’m going to share what I love about fall.
- The gorgeous golden light
- The cool weather, it’s just perfect!
- Wearing jeans and sweaters again
- The beautiful colors
- Snuggling up on the couch under a blanket with hot chocolate
- Bonfires with S’mores
- School is in full swing
- The smell, yes to me fall has a smell that I love
- Turning off the air-conditioning and sleeping with the windows open
- Lots of photo sessions
But there is one thing I DON”T like about fall: it’s not long enough! Share your favorite fall things with me below.
I was truly honored to be the official photographer for this year’s New Albany Classic! Photographing the top riders and horses of any sport is an equine photographer’s dream! These horses and their riders are truly amazing. Look at how they just fly over the jumps and make it look so easy! The New Albany Classic is not just show jumping. It is also a great family day. This year, the performers were David Archuleta and Monkee Hollw. They have lots of fun things for the kids to do. And the best part, it’s all to benefit the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. If you haven’t been to the New Albany Classic yet in it’s 13 year history, you should try to make it out next year. It’s great fun!
McClain Ward riding Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve
Georgina Bloomberg and Metropolitan
Margie Engle and Indigo
The winners, Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui
See more pics on my Facebook page.
This is Chelsea:
This is Fritz:
I met up with them and their human parents a few weeks ago back in August when it was really REALLY HOT! They were both troopers though and lasted long enough for me to get a few nice images of them. Thank you to their human parents for coming out in the terrible heat! I really enjoyed meeting all 4 of them. Here are a couple more images from the session: