I just spent a lovely weekend at a women’s retreat with my church! And now that I have internet again, I’m back with some snippets of various fall photoshoots I’ve done in the past month or so. 🙂
Also, I’m also planning an exciting post coming up this Friday (which may or may not involve a giveaway 😉 ), so stay tuned for that!
Ahem. But now, let’s get into those photos…
We shall start with a grand total of three photos from a mostly-failed sister’s photoshoot I did with Megan. XD We’d been wanting to do a fall-themed shoot for a while, but by the time we got outside, the sun was sinking too fast and we had to give up after a few pictures. BUT, we’re going to try it again soon, and next time I’ll actually have pictures of Megan, too!
I’m not sure what I’m doing here, but I decided to include it because I like the composition and you can’t see any weird expressions on my face. 😛 Also GUYS, I LOVE THIS SWEATER. I found it at Belk, and even though I’m usually not a cliché-baggy-sweater person at all, this was so soft and cozy, I couldn’t resist. 🙂
“Why HELLO, leaf #23323477! Fancy seeing you here!” Heh, again, not sure what I’m doing, but I still kinda like the picture. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention I got my hair cut shorter again recently, so if I look different than I did in my last portrait photography post, that’s probably why. 😉
Okay, more photos from this photoshoot may show up eventually, but for now – here’s a picture of one reason why we haven’t done a real fall photoshoot yet. The leaves are mostly green, brown, and yellow so far. *sigh* They’re starting to change around us by now, though, so YAY! I’m happy.
Next, onto the main photoshoot in this post, which was inspired by this little guy:
I was out in the woods, collecting fall leaves for an art class I was teaching the next day, when I stumbled across a shy little box turtle (I think)! Of course, that had to be the one time I didn’t have my camera…
So I flew back to the house, changed, grabbed my camera and tripod, and tried to retrace my steps and find the turtle. And guess what? I did! I was counting on him being slow, but I don’t think he’d even moved at all. 😛
And then I had to take some pictures with the turtle, just because turtles are great. He kept himself closed up pretty tight after I first saw him and ran back to the house. Not that I blamed him. How could he know I wouldn’t hurt him?
Wow, I just realized I’ve been looking down in practically all the portraits so far. XD Oops. Also just a heads-up: there’s going to be a grand mixture of editing types in this post because I had a hard time figuring out a consistent theme. *sigh* Next time I believe I’ll take them in RAW format and try editing them more naturally in Photoshop.
I had to include this one because HAHAHA WHAT ON EARTH. My hands look so OLD. XD
Oh guess what? I’m not looking at the camera again. It’s hard for me to wear a natural expression when I’m looking at a camera on a tripod and not a real person taking pictures of me. Anyone else??
AHA! There we go. You can see my face! Except… it’s blurry. -_- That’s another hard part about self-portraits: you focus your camera on wherever you’re planning to be, but it’s hard to know exactly where that is, especially with a low aperture.
Let’s just take a picture of a leaf for now. That’s much easier.
Heh heh, I thought it would be amusing to use this unhelpfully tall stump as a prop.
I really like this one except for the way I edited it. I think the pose is cute.
I love portraits incorporating nature, since nature is something that inspires me quite often. I tried wearing some leaves as “boot socks,” but MAN it was hard to walk to my designated place without them falling out. O.o
Hee hee, I FINALLY got a clear picture of me holding up a leaf. Isn’t this sassafras sapling fascinating? I absolutely love the uniquely shaped leaves and how there are so many different leaf shapes even within the tree.
This was pretty much the last picture from the photoshoot, as the sun was coming out again and causing pretty harsh lighting. I will refrain from making any sarcastic comments on this one. *takes deep breath*
And now to end on a not-so-fallish photo, here’s a nice silhouette of me on the roof, because that’s a normal place to take pictures, right? I’m really glad my tripod didn’t slide off. : I like the thoughtful, dreamy mood it conveys. 🙂
And that, my friends, is a sampling of some recent photography escapades! Again, stay tuned for more fall photos in the future (because I can’t resist), and a particularly exciting announcement in the next post on Friday. 🙂 Until then…
Which photo did you like the best? Do you have any portrait photography tips to share? Have you done a fall photoshoot recently? Let me know and I’ll check it out! 😀
Thanks so much for reading, and have a lovely day, dears!
P. S. Most, if not all, photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 35mm lens. Edited with picmonkey.com.