#febphotoaday: Week 2

Actually made it through another week!

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Day 14: the Valentine's post, I assume. But the topic was "Heart."

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(what Valentine's Day actually looked like for me)

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Day 13 was blue. It was also a day after rain, so the sky was the perfect choice.

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Day 12: Inside my closet. The rest of it is a mess, but a stack of baseball caps was perfect.

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Day 11: what makes me happy. No shoes. Long drives. Coming back from a wedding in Riverside.

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Day 10: self-portrait. This was hard to do with my phone!

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Day 9: a front door. To the school where I teach.

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Day 8: Sun. Easy.

Photo a Day…for a month

I’m going to skip the obligatory why-I-haven’t-posted-in-a-month post and just jump right in and say that after failing at a 365 photo project a couple of years ago (I think I lasted 3 days), I think I might have found a project I can stick with. First, it only lasts a month (although, I assume it can be done again next month as there was one in January). Second, you’re given topics for each day. I know that seems like the lazy way to go about it, but in some ways I do believe that it stretches your creativity to interpret and execute a prompt (at least, I have to think that because I’m a teacher). And third, I was introduced to it by a friend on Instagram (you can follow me at: janateresa). That makes it very easy and very convenient–no extra camera, no uploading, no fuss.

So, this is the first week of February:

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My View

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Words

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Hands

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A Stranger

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Dinner

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10 a.m.

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Button

music…

I was trying to edit wedding pictures today when I got sidetracked by the overabundance of pictures I had of the musicians at the wedding. This wedding featured a mariachi band, a live DJ, and a traditional rock-type band. I had a lot of fun playing with the pictures and presets in Lightroom.

And all the while my one major thought was: If I could have a beer with any two people in the world, it would be David Hidalgo and Louie Perez.


Shameless Self Promotion

I ordered some notecards the other day with a picture that I had taken across the front. I chose to write the word “kiss” in the bottom right hand corner. It was just the perfect word to describe how I feel about the sun.

At the same time, I was having a conversation with my business partner about starting an Etsy account for our photography. As always, I set up a personal account just to try it out. That’s probably why I have an subscription to every blogging site, twitter site, and artwork selling site under the sun, but I digress.

The image for my note card was still on my desktop so I threw it up there along with a couple of other things, so here we go:

janateresa by janateresa on Etsy

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First Newborn Photo Shoot!

We’ve been looking to move 643 from shooting primarily weddings to also shooting portraits. It’s a hard thing to do because people want to see samples. And you can’t get samples until people let you shoot them. It’s a vicious circle.

That being said, I was so thrilled when a friend asked if I would mind bringing my camera along with me when I visited her. She wanted photos for the birth announcments of her 2-week old son.

I had a great deal of fun during the shoot because her son is positively adorable. And although I had taken several hundred pictures, I was still nervous that there might not be exactly what she was looking for.

I am very happy to say that not only did my friend love the pictures, but I am also quite happy with them.

STERLING

And one of my absolute favorite pictures….

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