Monday, November 7, 2011

Pursuing Photography of People

I have come to the conclusion that I am better at taking pictures of people than I am at taking pictures of things. I am so envious of those bloggers out there that take pictures of objects that literally take your breath away. I am not one of them. I think I have better luck with pictures of people as seen below!
This is my niece Ashley, she is my husband's older sister's daughter...when I got married I gained lot's of neices and nephews! Ashley is a Senior this year at Bend High School in Bend, Oregon. I took her older brother's senior pictures 3 years ago and was very excited to take hers this year. I was driving all over the place looking for fun places to take them. I have to say I am pretty happy with how they turned out.
Ashley was a very good sport. As you can see I had her lay down in the middle of the road...there was no traffic, it was out in the middle of nowhere! It was so much fun coming up with unique ideas!
Over Labor Day weekend, my niece Brielle decided that she wanted to do a photo shoot of her own. I love taking photos and love having a willing model! She put on her jeans and boots and borrowed grandpa's holey cowboy hat and we were off!
I call these her "Freshman" pictures (I can't believe my little niece is a freshman...I was a freshman when she was born!) I think we will make this an annual thing. Next year will be "Sophomore" pictures, then "Junior" pictures, then "Senior" pictures...but I better not get too ahead of myself!
Brielle's older brother Casey, who was born when I was in 7th grade, is a Junior this year which really makes me feel old. I would love to take his Senior pictures next year, but I have a feeling he won't be as much fun-you know how teenage boys can be!
I am seriously thinking about investing in a fancy Digital SLR camera to really pursue this photography thing. Don't get me wrong, the point and shoot digital camera I have works very well, as you can see. But I think people take you a little more serious as a photographer when you have a serious camera! What do you think? Should I continue to pursue my photography?


Mari said...

Hello Trisha~Boy what amazing picture's!!! one is as beautiful as the next :) you have such a beautiful family :)


Jenny's Heart said...

Yes you should!
Those are great photos and the models are beautiful!
I love the locations you picked.
I too would love to be a better photographer.
Great Job Aunt T.

June said...

Of course you should Trisha! You have such a creative eye for locations and poses. Ashley and Brielle's photos are beautiful!!!
You would have so much fun!
sending hugs from here...

Unknown said...

The girls look fabulous so I say full steam ahead! :) Sweet!


Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, you should definately continue to pursue photography. I really like the ones with the cowboy hats. I did a post today on black and white photos that you might enjoy. I know what you mean about having a great camera to work with. I have been wanting to get a new one too.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley