What I’ve been up to…

Yep 365 just did not work for me. I still plan to take as many as possible but the pressure of taking some every single day especially on a day where I have session just isn’t my speed. So I will just start integrating them into my “Journey Updates” ๐Ÿ™‚ I know everybody is always siked to get their tax return back and we were no different. I finally got to upgrade myย equipment! Which included a new camera (Canon 5d mark ii) and tons of new studioย equipmentย all of which I am struggling to get the hang of. The camera is the most difficult. It’s twice as complicated as my T3i. But its just another mountain to climb on my path of learning ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lazy lazy lazy!

If you haven’t noticed by now I am still trying to get the hang of this 365 thing! I have been taking the photos but fall badly behind on the blog posts. I partially blame my current boom in interest with both my family/couple photography and my new growing fashion/glamour photography (which takes waaaaayyyyyy more planning than it should!!) So I have decided to compromise but by no means am I giving up!! I will be doing only weekly updates of the photos that I took that week every Sunday unless of course I take one that just can’t wait lol this project is actually a lot tougher than I thought but it really does force you to try new things and gives to the opportunity to really capture everything in your entire world. Big thanks to those few who do continue to follow daily and major MAJOR props to those who can pull this craziness off so beautifully lol (I’m talking to you MotherWithDesign!)
So tomorrow will be my catch up day then I you can tune in every Sunday for my weekly progress ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish me luck!!

Bring on the Fun Stuff

If you’ve liked my facebook page (which is where 90% of my viewers come from) you’ve seen that i’m planning my first photography project. By setting up these themes i’m really hoping to boost my portfolio into something amazing and truly skyrocket my photography as well! For some of them I might be including the Fayetteville Photography Group (They held the Walking Dead shoot) They are a great group of photographers always looking for something exciting and new to shoot and along with inviting their usual bunch of models i will be inviting my clients to join as well. Updates on the project will be exclusive to this blog since it is more of a personal endeavor however i will post the actual events through my page. This all of course takes a lot of planning and collaborating which since i don’t have too many photog friends here in town right now it makes it a little more difficult but i will be putting out new adds to find photogs to join me in the fun and get another set of eyes. So without further ado here is my list so far! And remember these are just rough ideas so try not to be too critical of my wording ๐Ÿ™‚

– Color War/Holi Powder (Couple, and Teams/Group)

– Daddy/Daughter Tea Party at the Rose Garden

– Back in the Dress

– Pin-Ups

– Light Writing (Sparklers, Glowsticks,Flashlights)

– Tattoo Stand (This one needs explanation lol it’s like a leamonade stand but instead of cute primped kids selling drinks, it’s rockstar kids with (temporary) tats being some ink masters ๐Ÿ™‚

– Superhero (most likely little boys and some female/couples models as well)

– Senior Couple (No not the high school kind, the kind that have seen it all, done it all, and still love each other the same way they did in the beggining)

– Mother/Daughter Session + Father/Son

– Girls Slumber Party!

– Female Fight Club (Yep sounds ridiculous but hey if men can look all intense why can’t we??)

– Sports Couples (Football, Baseball, Etc.)

– Pets! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Because they deserve some glamour too!)

I might change my mind on some and add more along the way but so far this is what we are running with ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t Wait!

Hitting the books

If you couldn’t tell i’m a self-taught photographer (with help from some inspiring professionals of course too) I usually crack books or research blogs and inspiration at least 5-6 days out of the week. Course it drives the hubs nuts cause he thinks i’m just pintresting (which i usually keep in at least one window lol) I have this little journal, my own photography bible, where i write down every little thing i find important or even the least bit interesting. Equipment, posing ideas, photoshoot themes, tons of sketches and little reminders for everything from lighting to get kids to cooperate. Morally of my story is i just bought 2 new books that i’m super excited about and i’ll be calling up my model soon to try it all out next week ๐Ÿ™‚ This year is gonna be awesome!

Oh and side note i will also be doing a photo a day and every Saturday i will post the photos i take during the week. Wish me luck and watch me grow! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lights, Lighting, Lighten.

Well its no question to any photographer, getting that photo is 90% based on light. What time of day is the light best? Is it overcast or is it beaming down? Can i get enough natural light in the room or am i actually gonna have to use this horrible thing they call an on-camera flash? You can’t really predict how the light is gonna be during your session(at least not with anough time to do anything about it!) This is where having a knowledgable photographer makes all the difference. Now i’m not saying im any kind of light wizard because as you all know i’m still a toddler just learning to walk in this profession ๐Ÿ™‚ My current project is the perfect bokeh photo! (I’m a sucker for focus contrast!) So i’ll direct this post to my photog friends! How do you work with the light? Share some tips, times of day you prefer, or even lighting equiptment you love and adore! Keep on clickin! ๐Ÿ™‚

A facelift and a new name

So i’ve been pretty absent from my blog partly because of how busy iv’e been and partly because nobody ever looks at this thing so i moved it to the bottom of my list. I finally changed the name from KLG Snapshots to MicheleGinnPhotography for many reasons.

First, I think its sounds much more professional and not like i only specialize for kids and families. Don’t get me wrong i love shooting little kiddos but i love balancing it with some real romance and even some edgy sexy shoots i have planned for the future ๐Ÿ˜‰

Second, if i had another kid it didn’t seem fair to name my buisness after my first. Probably not a good idea to begin with my what can i say ๐Ÿ™‚ my little K is my world!!

So with the new name came a new logo which i think also just fits perfectly with my style and with me. Now that christmas photo season is over (for me at least) January is the start of a whole new plan. While still doing shoots for families, babies, birthdays, and couples i have come up with a little “theme list” Just some ideas and things i’ve always looked at and said “Man, i wish i could shoot something like that” It’s everything from a daddy-daughter tea party at the rose gardens to showing off some sexy tattoos for some edgy pin ups. I’ll probably post up my list of ideas here when i get back to NC along with all the photoshoots i’ve done the past 2 weeks! But for now i’m gonna relax and spend some quality time with my family with a few little shoots here and there.

Happy Holidays Everybody!