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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Since I've been trying my hand at freelensing, I have gained a new excitement about photography! Seriously I can't get over how much I love the way freelensing photography looks. I see a new lens in my future. Have my eye on the Composer Pro 80 Optic Lensbaby. I think I'll feel more comfortable not taking my lenses off. I remember my camera class instructor telling us that Lensbaby lenses were junk, so I never really looked at them. But I think it's something I want to get, because I LOVE the effect! Okay, here's my project 365 for today, that I took freelensing. (I just converted to black and white.) I'm feeling excited about photography again!
"Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent."
Posted by Leslie Anne Avila at 11:49 AM
Monday, August 18, 2014
I have been trying to take photos of things that I normally don't care to. Maybe because I just don't want to take a pretty photo and call it a day. I have been trying to shoot in impossible light or low lighting. Changing up my usual composing. Breaking the rule of thirds whenever possible. I've also been trying to find my black and white path. And I've even been trying my hand in freelensing. Okay, I'm not a pro at it by any means, but I LOVE the different effect it gives. So the opposite of the clean edits. But I just find them so much more interesting.
Don't judge me. Lol! I'm going to figure it out. This is the 5th year of Project 365, and I vow to put in the work. Looking forward to the September Lighting class.
"Create the things you wish existed."
" Old ways won't open new doors"
It's a two quote posting day. lol
Posted by Leslie Anne Avila at 7:30 PM
Got a call last week from my friend Jennifer, asking me if I'd take photos for the high school. She said she needed Cross Country, the Liberty Belles (dancers), Volleyball, and Band, and she'd need them in less than a week. In exchange for taking the photos, I'd get a full page ad in the program (a $550 value :). Ummmm, yes! I knew that it was going to be a challenge to schedule the days to get them complete but I got'er done. Luckily the stars must've aligned and I scheduled one a day all starting at 7:00am. Phew! The coaches were all so helpful getting all the kids' names for me, and for that I'm so thankful.
Getting this gig was such a blessing to me. It'll help get my name out there in Liberty Hill. <3!
Here is the ad that I submitted.
I've also been working on my signature watermark. I've been wanting one like this for a while but have never been satisfied with what I'd come up with. This one at the top of the ad is pretty close to what I'm going to start using from now on.
“Because my life isn't going to wait around
while I figure out how to make it work.”
Posted by Leslie Anne Avila at 7:05 PM
Okay, I know this is just the local paper but still feeling like I'm getting somewhere. I took this photos a year ago for, up and coming local singer/songwriter, Emily Cousin. I had been dying to do a fifties shoot, and Emily was the perfect person. Kind of caught me off guard when I spotted Emily's post showing a photo of the paper. So I asked my hubby to pick up the local Independent newspaper, and low and behold, it made the front page. My photos have made the, Liberty Hill newspaper twice before with both interviews about Masyn. (Is that cheating? ...I think not. lol). Emily also told me that the same photo would be in the Austin Chonicle and Songwriters of Texas. Such a nice surprise.
Okay, I must keep up my blogging.
“So early in my life, I had learned that if
you want something, you had better make
some noise.” Malcom X
Posted by Leslie Anne Avila at 6:47 PM