These images are from a brief EDL (Every Day Life) trip that I made not to far from home. I also revisited one old photographic stumping grounds to see if there were any undiscovered subjects to photograph that perhaps I'd missed during my first visit. This session also gave me the opportunity to test out my new Canon 1200D camera in an effort to get used to its different functions.
Panoramas are a "must" whenever I go out on a session.
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"Appling, GA" is actually a brief EDL (every day life) session that I spent photographing local scenery with my friend Roy and his wife Jeannine. Several weeks ago Jeannine requested that I give her some photography lessons, so while they were house sitting for their daughter I drove up to meet them and after a brief teaching session we took our cameras out for a spin.
Because I was doing more instructing and less shooting I was only able to come away with a few images especially when Jeannine's camera gobbled up her two batteries faster than expected and I had to give her mine camera to use. However, like the true portrait photographer that I am, I couldn't resist putting them together for an impromptu photo session. The one below is my favorite out of four quick images I created.
Our session started at her daughter's house and ended up at a rundown building. Jeannine loves old barns and ruins. It was a great time, Roy and Jeannine, and I look forward to photography lesson number two.
Last year when my good friend Cortez Jenkins invited me to visit his home so that he could repair my Blade 450X remote control helicopter from a crash, I got the chance to meet his daughter Cierra. To show my gratitude for his service I offered to photograph Cierra's senior portraits. I didn't get the chance to produce those photographs but Cortez did ask me to photograph Cierra and her escort before leaving for their high school prom. So we met at her aunt's house (with lots of family members watching the session) and I had a great experience with her and her date despite it was raining outside and our original plans of photographing in a nearby park fell through. The highlight and conclusion to the session was the addition of a restored antique automobile that was furnished by a relative. During the brief session that we had together I found Cierra to be the type daughter whose respect, intellect and personal beauty could make any set of parents PROUD.
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