I’ve been trying to break out of my comfort zone lately, with photography and I guess life in general! With photography, I’ve been doing a lot of portrait photography, especially with all the senior portraits I’ve been doing lately, which I love! I’m always learning new things with portrait photography, but it’s what I know best when it comes to photography. I’ve been branching out and doing a lot with food photography lately (I haven’t posted any of that on this website but check out www.justeverydayme.com if you want to see some of that). It’s been really fun and combines my love of cooking/baking with my love of photography. I’ve been submitting some of those photos to Foodgawker, this food photography website place, and some of them have been accepted. That’s been really cool and I’ve actually gotten quite a bit of traffic to my blog. I like food photography because I’m not doing it for my photography class and I don’t have to worry about people liking them, plus it’s nothing I’ve ever done before so it’s just fun to learn something new! I’m going to be getting more props and coming up with some different set-ups for that.
Anyways, another thing I’ve been doing is a little bit of landscape/city photography. Before I shared some of the photos I took at the fair this summer and had a lot of fun doing night photography there. I got another chance to do some night/city photography during a photo walk I went to in Nashville. What’s a photo walk? I didn’t know either. Basically it’s a group of photographers walking around taking pictures. Fun! I got an invite on facebook from Phindy Photography for a photo walk they were hosting. This husband and wife team (Phil and Mindy) are amazing wedding photographers. My dad used to work with Phil and about a year ago told me that I should look up their photography, and I’ve been following their blog ever since! I really wanted to go on the photo walk but felt awkward because I hadn’t met them and the other people going were all adult professional photographers. I decided to be brave and go anyway (see…branching out!). I was all set to go and had looked up how to get to Printer’s alley in Nashville (writing down a route and a back-up route in case I messed up the first route…haha not that I do that a lot ;) when my dad decided he would go with me “for moral support.” Haha well I’m glad he came because it made it a little less stressful (I didn’t have to worry about finding a place to park or anything like that!). But I didn’t have anything to worry about because all the photographers I met were super nice and friendly and I really enjoyed hanging out and learning from them. I had borrowed a wide-angle lens and a camera from school so it was fun to try those out. I got some fun photos out of the walk and hope to get more involved with photography events in the future!
We started out in Printer’s alley, meeting right next to this “play and dance theater.” Haha…well the lights were pretty!
The sky was amazing! I love sunsets :)
I had a lot of fun at the fair this year! I decided that I had to go multiple times…once to hear my sister sing in a singing competition, once to eat food and take pictures, and another time to ride the rides! It was great. I loved taking pictures at the fair at night…it’s so pretty! I was wishing I had a tripod to better capture the rides but I still had fun and love the pictures :) I’ll have to do this every year at the fair from now on!
Mmm…funnel cake. I ate funnel cake two nights in a row and then I had deep fried oreos…it was all so yummy!
There was so much food I didn’t get to try! Well there’s always next year to have chicken on a stick, sweet potato fries, deep fried twinkies, sausage, homemade ice cream, gyros, and philly cheese steak :)
This is my sister…not some random child.
I had so much at the fair this year! Can’t wait for next year :)