Friday, August 28, 2015

New Portfolio Website!

Happy Friday!
Just wanted to give a quick update about the new link up on my navigation bar. I created a portfolio website/blog for my photography, where you can see my portrait work, as well as some travel and couples photography. I won't be posting less on this blog, but I will post more in-depth about my portrait shoots over there. If you'd like to check it out, you can click here!.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Road Trip to Cape Breton

last week my boyfriend and I got back from a road trip to cape breton, to attend his brother's wedding. We stayed in Ingonish, as this was where the wedding was and where his wife is from. It was such a gorgeous town, and the cabot trail is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever done (second only to the sea-to-sky highway in Vancouver). We had a great time seeing his friends and family, and the wedding was so lovely. I definitely love exploring new parts of Canada, and Cape Breton did not disappoint!

And, because they are too pretty not to share even though they're just iPhone pics, some instagram shots of the sunset

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Night Photography

Although I have been meaning to for a while, I have never before taken photos of the night sky. I think perhaps I know the light pollution near Ottawa will depress me, even though my parents have a farm 45 minutes out of the city. I can see the light pollution with my naked eyes, so I know photos would just be spoiled. However, when we went camping on a remote lake hours outside any city, I knew I had to give it a try. It took a while to get my settings just right, but I am so in love with the results.

For the sky shots, I was using my canon t3i with a 50mm f1.8 lens, with my settings at 12.3 sec shutter; f/1.8; ISO 800. I increased the exposure a tad in photoshop, and then sharpened using high pass filter, and that's it! No crazy editing. For the campfire shots I reduced my shutter a tad.