When there’s a snow storm

What’s not to love about a beautiful winter storm? When I woke up that morning, my first thought was “I MUST capture this beauty” My boyfriend thought it was ridiculous that I wanted to go out in -10 weather, but why not? Luckily, I have a fellow photographer who also loves to spontaneously freeze while capturing one of nature’s most  beautiful scenes. Once we arrived, I could not believe how beautiful the snow and trees looked

Our goal was to run out, snap some photos and run back to the car, instead we ended up wondering through the conservation park snapping photos. We couldn’t pass it up. ( yes I was freezing but it was worth it)

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First session of 2017

Hello!

I’m excited to share my first session of 2017. The lovely lady below wanted portraits taken because she’s never had any professionally done. When she contacted me I was very excited because I love taking portraits in the winter. We were really lucky this day, the sun was shining,  the air was crisp and the location we shot at was quiet.

Rae was shy at first but once I got her talking, she became more comfortable. When I first meet a client, right off the bat, I let them know that this is supposed to be a fun experience for them, I want them to feel comfortable and to also trust me. At the end of the session she told me that she had a great time and that I made her feel at ease. I was really happy to hear that! Below are some of the shots from that day!

QOTD: Do you enjoy shooting outdoors in the winter and do you have any new year resolutions? Mine is to book as many outdoor sessions as I can and to blog more often!

 

Random Rambles: iPhone photography

Hi everyone!

I’m sure those of you who have been following my blog for some time now already  know that I am obsessed with taking photos on my iphone. I’m the type of person who loves to express myself through my photography. Whether it be the weather or the scenery. Taking photos on my iphone allows me to capture those moments without having to carry around my Canon. Today I want to list some pros and cons of iphone photography and share some photos with you guys.

Pros:

  • A lot of free camera apps
  • Your phone is lighter to carry than a DSLR camera
  • Easier to access ( whip it out from your pocket or purse)
  • Most smart phones have a good quality camera built it which allows you to capture sharp images
  • There are a lot of free editing tools available
  • Very easy process. Take photo, edit and share

Cons: I love using Instagram to edit my photos, but as you can see below, they do not turn out clean when enlarged. In order to use instagram, your photos  need to meet certain dimensions or the image will be cropped. Depending on the filter you use, some photos come out clear and some end up grainy. I have taken a lot of photos using instagram where people could not tell if I was using a real camera or my phone.  Another con would be depth of field, even though you can use certain apps to create the same “feel”, it’s not nearly the same. The pictures do not turn out quite as sharp and the “blurry” effect does not look as real as it would  if it was shot on a DSLR.

There are many more obvious reasons to why a professional camera is better than your camera phone, but if you are like me, and you like taking photos without having to plan exactly when and where to take it, iphone photography is perfect. It doesn’t matter where I am, if I find something beautiful or interesting, I want to be able to whip out my phone and capture that moment.

Question of the day: What are your thoughts on iphone photography? ( or any smart phone camera)
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Mystic.

“We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way. ”
Buzz Aldrin

Happy Sunday everyone! Thank you for all the likes and comments, much appreciated!


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Welcome to a Canadian winter storm!

As you can tell from the photos below, we received a lot of snow last night. Most schools including colleges and universities were cancelled for the day and a lot of local stores closed their doors for the morning. I however had a wonderful time walking to work. The snow was pretty much just below my knees, lets just say my toes were frozen by the time I got to work!

The best part of a winter storm is taking pictures of it, below are some photos I took on my way to work. On that note I hope everyone is staying safe! Thank you for stopping by.

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