Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LoLo Goes to High School

Where has the time gone? My baby sister is starting the 9th grade TOMORROW!

I had a lovely time hanging out with my mom and sister when they came to visit me this week. Tomorrow Lauren starts her first day of 9th grade and I start my first day of my 4th year teaching at OHSU.  It's going to be a great school year!

While Lauren was up visiting, we were able to spend some quality time together shopping and getting good deals (Ross + TJ Maxx!!).  I suggested to Lauren we have a photoshoot because the last one I took of her on the beach is super outdated.  And what a great way to feature the new hip clothes we got for her!

The location in these photos is actually right around the corner from my house.  It's a cornfield, a patch of wild sunflowers, a gravel road, and some railroad tracks - I really don't think I would ever come across somewhere like this in California.  I was actually shocked at how beautiful the background came out in these shots - this is my new favorite shooting location.

Lauren was a great model.  It was a fabulous time to be out taking pictures - it was about 7:30-8pm and the sun was going down and it was actually pretty cloudy.  The windy was blowing so it caught in her hair.  When we faced a certain angle, we hit the sweet spot of the lighting and her face just soaked it up.  I was very sad when we had to stop because it started raining and my memory card ran out of room. :(  I had so many favorites of this shoot and only am featuring a small amount of the loveliness of Lauren!

I left my settings on mostly ISO 100 and did half with my 24-70mm lens and the other half with  my fixed 50mm lens.  Currently I'm experimenting with how close I am to my subject as a photographer and how that affects the depth of field (area that is in focus) in my images.  This is a skill that I want to be so second nature to me that I don't even think about it anymore, but I'm not quite there yet.


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3 comments:

Melissa said...

Nicely done, Ashley. We love Lauren. :)

Linda W. said...

So beautiful!

alligatortoe said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous photos and gorgeous girl! I seriously cannot believe LoLo started high school today - where has time gone?!