Bringing brooches back to life

Recently I acquired some of my grandmother's brooches. I liked them, but realistically I probably won't wear them, so what does someone do with brooches that they like, but don't plan to wear? Answer: turn them into portable photography subjects! I started this in my backyard, and my neighbors yard, but I think they will remain a staple of my photography bag. Here are a few examples of my #broochadventures Then I played with my prism, and get these great rainbow flares. And, got this reflection from the prism. Then I tried photographing through a piece of glass, and got...

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St. Augustine Photographers Reunion, Part 9

The fourth shoot my group had was my very good friend Alicia and her fiance Corey. They had recently gotten engaged, and I asked them to join us. I wasn't sure Corey would be up for it, but he is a trooper and was game. When my group got them it was hard to keep them from laughing, that's all Alicia and I do together. I think some of the other groups had more luck, but when we asked them to whisper something sweet in each others ears they just said "PSSSST" when tuned into huge natural smiles. I am...

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St. Augustine Photographers Reunion, Part 8

I was very excited to get this group, because it is my daughter and two of her long time friends. They were the third group we got on day three. They were a silly bunch for us, maybe for every group, lol. But they were so full of energy, and great attitudes even though this was one of the coldest days we have had in Florida this winter (it was 80 degrees last week). I love these girls and the way their pictures turned out. My favorite was when this dude, came up and copied the girls and allowed us...

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St. Augustine Photographers Reunion, Part 7

My group's second shoot for day three was this mom of two boys. These boys were BOYS! The little one wanted nothing to do with getting his picture taken, much less sitting still for any reason. We just went with it and tried to catch him when we could. Some of the photographers really wanted to get a picture of the little guy, they spent a lot of time working with him, like a challenge. But for me, I let them take that challenge and I gave the older brother some attention. We had a good time, he took direction...

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St. Augustine Photographers Reunion, Part 6

The third day of our reunion consisted of five more photoshoots. These first one for my group (the 50mm group) was of two boys. The boys knew each other, but one was a senior in need of Senior pictures, and the other was a freshman along for the ride. They both seemed to have a good time. It was a little awkward because I have never photographed older boys before, and they didn't know what to expect from this experience, so it was kind of weird yet fun for all of us. Here are some of my photos of the...

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St. Augustine Photowalk

While I was on the photographers reunion trip we went on the guided photowalk. The idea of this particular walk is to teach people learning their cameras a few tips, while also giving them tips on how to get a good photo of some St. Augustine's sites. Our group however, were all very comfortable with our cameras, and in aspects of shooting from different angles. There were also 22 of us, a little overwhelming for the guides, I think. They did a great job dealing with all of us, and realizing they could show us the purpose of each stop,...

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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year! We don't normally take pictures on the first day of the New Year, but I decided I wanted new photos this year! I did indeed make everyone get dressed up and head out to the backyard. I started with the girls, then asked my husband to come out. I set up a tripod to get the group shots, I posed them, hit the timer on the camera, and ran to fit in the picture. These are some of my favorites, we have gotten in awhile!

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