Random thoughts and photos as I develop my photography business (Saddleback Hills Photography) in hopes of an early retirement. Wish me luck.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Since I am still very new to the portrait side of photography and not nearly ready to charge for my services, I practice on family. Actually Krystan is the daughter of my son's ex-wife. They are still considered family since Becky and my son, Chris, always made better friends than spouses. Of course, the girls, Krystan (pictured) and Samantha will always be "granddaughters" in my eyes. So here are a couple of proofs for Krystan's Senior pictures. These were shot with the chromakey green background at f6.7, ISO 100 and 1/3 sec. shutter speed. C & C would be greatly appreciated as I would like to get heavy into portraits when I get my studio built. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
A little about me – I’m a 59 year old grandmother with 9 grandchildren living in rural North Central Indiana. I have many interests, Photography, Woodworking, Traveling, Oil Painting, Sewing, Gardening and more. Too many interests and not enough time (or money) to pursue.
My passion is the Photography, after developing an interest as a child (thanks Dad) I took Grand Champion in Photography at the county fair at 13, so I at least knew I had a little promise. For most of my adult life, my photography was on the back burner with raising a family and life in general getting in the way.
With my passion being renewed of late, in 2008 I got my first dSLR and I have been a “picture taking fool” ever since. I’ve done a couple of weddings now, am dabbling in portraits and love taking pictures of nature, animals and landscapes.
We started construction on a post frame building in the spring of 2009 which will house a 3 car garage and my studio. I can’t wait. It has been a long process but the studio is almost done and is currently usable.
Please feel free to comment on any of the pictures I post.
Here is a list of the equipment I have available for use. My current favorite lens is the 24 mm wide angle lens.
Pentax K10D Body Pentax K20D Body 28 mm f 2.8 50 mm f 2.0 135 mm f 2.8 500 mm f 8.0 18-55 mm f 3.5-5.6 35-70 mm f 2.8-4.0 50-200 mm f 4-5.6 80-200 mm f 4.5-5.6 50 mm f 1.4 24 mm f 1.8 650-1300 mm f 8.0 - 16 0.22 Fisheye 0.42 Fisheye