"She's moody, she's grey, she's mean, and she's restless." It was foggy this morning when I left to take the kids to school. It was still foggy after I returned home so I grabbed my camera to go out and do some shooting of a different mood.
So much of this natural light portrait photography is dependent upon just that, natural light. Yet, this is natural light and just as beautiful - our monotone December. But wait! It's not monotone, for some reason our autumn has clung to the trees until just before winter.
I'm making an effort to spend time outdoors to do landscape photography.
So, my photography confession is that I generally shoot on program mode and adjust my aperture. I don't worry about the shutter speed I let the camera do part of the work and I don't over think it.
So I started messing around with shutter speed. Oh. Yeah. I also use autowhite balance sometimes because I think cloudy white balance looks awful. I could do a custom white balance which I always did back in the days of shooting with my Canon Rebel but why bother? I can do any post color corrections in Lightroom. So, I'm a little lazy sometimes especially when I'm out on my walks.
So, now that I've cleansed my soul and confessed my photography sin of being a program mode shooter. I do not shoot in jpeg. I will not shoot in jpeg. NO! You cannot and will not have all the files. If you want "all the files" go buy a camera. I don't show you all the photos in what I shoot for my own enjoyment - you won't see all the files for a portrait session. Do. Not. Ask. If you want all the files find someone else to do your photography and ask them in advance not after the shoot. I tell you twenty edited images on a disc. That is your session. Some people only give 10-15 images.
So I played today. I can't wait until Christmas break when I only have weddings on the books for 2015.
I'm still booked up with four session weekends and still a week behind in editing. I'm tired.
So this is entertaining: Google is Illuminati
I NEED A BREAK. I am truly humbled by being booked so heavily. I do enjoy meeting new people and I do enjoy taking the portraits. But, I'm tired.
So. I'm editing photos, while I upload my foggy photos.
So, I find myself looking forward to these grey, rainy days. I'm waiting on the winter of fifty degree days when my messages go silent and my phone stops ringing. It's funny that I've spent my life feeling like an outcast and unaccepted since I was a kid. But being busy is exhausting. I know there has been a lot of writing about introverted people. I am one of them.
I like being by myself.
I'm tired. I need a week without messages, inquiries and editing portraits. I need to be caught up. I haven't really been caught up since July. It's been a very strange year.