Wednesday, November 7, 2012

black and white Wednesdays - photog play day

This week's contest is over!  Click here to see the WINNERS!

Photographer's "Play Day"??  What is that?

Well, for me it was just about the most fun ever!  I am still playing around with editing the pictures.  

A friend of mine, Stacy, who owns Cloud Dust Photography invited some photographers in our area to come out Friday afternoon and have a photo shoot with some aspiring models.  I thought, "How fun would that be?"  

Ali Bernard shot this of all of us shooting this model.  See the chic in the gray t-shirt . . . that's me, Mrs. Claus!  I told you I don't always wear a santa hat, LOL!  If you don't know Ali's work you can check out her photography at Ali Bernard Photography on facebook.

Stacy had three models with different outfits scheduled to have hair and makeup done and meet us at the Ozmer House.  I have taken a few people out there to take pictures outside.  But I had never been inside before Friday.  Stacy had arranged for the university to unlock the house so we could use the inside too.  

One of the models getting ready.

Photographers comparing camera settings.

I am definitely an amateur compared to these ladies, but I learned a lot of things about light and reflecting light.  I learned some things about OCF as well.  Like I said, just about the most fun I could have.  Big thanks to Stacy, for inviting me and to the models and all the other photographers!  All their shots are so fabulous and inspiring, especially knowing that some of them had to start out like me.  I still have a TON to learn.

Some of the photographers have posted their pictures from this session.  Check out their sites to see some truly GREAT shots!

Cloud Dust Photography
Ali Bernard Photography
Jaime Ogle Photography
Photography by Laura McDowell
Crossroads Photography
Imagine Photographi
Emily Starling Photography
Bright Images Photography
Ashley Brown Photography

Here are some of my favorites from Friday.

(Yes, that is a bird's nest in her hair.)

THIS is my black and white shot.  I know it is different, but I just kept going back to it over and over in my list of shots.  What do you think?  I really like it.

Here are some more great blog hops to join!
 Black and White Wednesday      Scattered Horizons Amanda’s Books and More


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Link up from 
12:01 a.m. WEDNESDAY morning until 12:01 a.m. MONDAY morning
(or midnight Tuesday to midnight Sunday – CENTRAL TIME USA) 

Our esteemed panel of judges will review your photos and choose their favorites.  Then Mrs. Claus will post the winners on Tuesday, just in time to remind you to shoot again for the next week!  I will email the winner their fabulous blog button to display proudly on their post or blog.

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  1. Your black and white is amazing! You couldn't have done it better. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting the link up!

    Tina @ Amanda's Books and More

  2. Wow those are all such unique, pretty photos. And I do especially like your B+W ~ beautiful :)

    Happy WW!

  3. These are really pretty. And the b/w is so dramatic!

  4. Lovely, especially the black and white.


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