Today, my mom called me up as I was finishing work and asked me if I wanted to come get her car smog-checked with her, because there was a cool place she wanted to show me. I made sure my camera was in my purse, and drove over to her house. When we got to the Sweetwater Wetlands, I realized I had forgotten to put my memory card back in my camera, so I was gonna have to miss out on photos from this beautiful place! However, my mom had her camera with her too (like she always does. I come by this photography passion honestly. My brother is a photographer too.), and she had the kind of memory card I needed! We ended doing a multi-location mini session of my mom, and we had a blast! More importantly, I found some really great places for future photoshoots!
When I showed my mom her little slideshow, I titled it, “Karin in the wild.”
Day 22 of my photo-a-day project was so much fun! I only had one light to use instead of two, because my kitten knocked one over and broke it, and the replacement light bulb will come from Amazon today, but figuring out all kinds of different lighting situations is a big part of what I’m doing here! I’m comfortable with outdoor natural light, but this is a whole different ballgame!
Today is my favorite day of my photo-a-day project so far!! Not only did I get to photograph this cute mama and kiddos, but I also got to play with my indoor lighting setup, AND I got to catch up with an old friend that I haven’t seen in 13 years! Being back in Tucson is proving to be pretty fun for me!
This is my official Day 18 photo, but I couldn’t leave the others out! These kids are absolutely delightful!
Day 7: my husband (the one person in line facing the camera) and I went to Costco at closing time. I went to put away the groceries while he stood in line for our dinner. I looked over and realized it would be a good opportunity to pull the camera out of my purse and get my shot! I liked the light highlighting the people versus the darkness of the evening, and it shows a very real part of life: standing in line!
As a bonus, here is the other shot that I was considering for a photo of the day. We got home and before I unloaded the haul, I pulled the camera out again.
All these photos are so dark! Maybe in the next few days I’ll actually shoot something during the day!
Oh hey! I skipped another day. But today’s image was taken at my parent’s house. We have been watching their dog while they were in California for Christmas, and late tonight they got home. We met them over there to drop the dog off, and to help unload their car, and I peeked around the corner and got this photo of my cute dad.
Day 2! I’m not gonna lie, I already wanted to skip today. But instead, I had my husband turn off all the lights and play with his phone, which he was already doing, but not sitting in the dark like a bat. I’m really not a low light genius, so I figured I’d play around with that. Basically though, my camera doesn’t like to focus on areas that are too dark (like his eye), and I don’t trust my own eyes enough to do manual focus. I’m super blind. But despite the soft eye, I like the phone light in his face. I think he’s cute! Tomorrow I’ll bring my camera out into the world and see what I can find.
One of the best things about my family is how much fun my siblings, cousins, and I had together when we were growing up. I absolutely LOVE getting to see all my nieces and nephews following in our footsteps now, and you can bet I’m never far off with my camera. My brother is a photographer as well, and our family hit the jackpot because there is never a shortage of amazing photos of all the kids!
I was asked to take photos for an article appearing in the Pierce College Media Arts Department Magazine, so Tracy and I took to the beach to accomplish the task. We had a blast! We met in our Journalism 101 class at Pierce, and it’s fun to be able to contribute to the place and department that helped me become the photographer I am today! I’m also incredibly proud of Tracy and the awesome reporter she is! This girl has taken Malibu by storm, and you can read her work in the Malibu Times Magazine.