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Project 12: January – Landscape

This is Waterfall Beach, near Denmark, Western Australia.  Photo was taken on the 3rd January, near 1pm.  This beach is just beautiful: white sands, crystal clear water and unfortunately for me, the day I was there was waaaay too cold to swim.  I’ll be back for another visit this year though, both to photograph and to swim 🙂

Project 12 – 2012

In the photography world, the new year is an opportunity to start a new project.  The holy grail is a Project 365 (well, project 366 this year).  There’s also the option of doing a Project 52.  I would LOVE to do either of those, but I am a realist, and I know 2012 is not going to be any less busy for me than 2011.  SO… Project 12 it is 🙂  In an effort to not seem so wimpy, I’ve decided that I’ll have preset themes for each month, rather than just randomly throwing up a photo on the last day.  The goal of these types of projects is to challenge the individual in terms of ideas, genre, ability, and comfort level.  So, with that in mind, there will be no babies in this project 😀  and at least two of the portrait categories will be self portraits.  Even the very thought of a self portrait makes me cringe!

Here’s the list:

January –  Landscape
February – Low Key Portrait
March – Macro
April – High Key Portrait
May – Night Photography
June – Natural Light Portrait
July – B&W Landscape
August – B&W Low Key Portrait
September –  B&W Macro
October –  B&W High Key Portrait
November – B&W Night Photography
December –  B&W Natural Light Portrait

 

 

Here goes…..

Baby S turns 1!

This is Baby S.  She is the daughter of a very good friend of mine.  I photographed her last January when she was a few days old.  She turned 1 recently!  Just love her to bits.

Blissful baby

This is beautiful Baby A, 9 days new.  The day before Christmas we did this session on her parents verandah, to make the most of the beautiful light and the rustic wooden wall and deck.  Perhaps it was the fresh air; Baby A slept like an angel.

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Rock the Shot Kids + Fall Photo Comp (that’s Autumn for us Aussies!)

There are some excellent photography blogs that I follow, Rock the Shot being one of them.  This month they have a Fall + Kids theme, given it’s their autumn in the US.

This is a photo of my favourite model monster taken in OUR autumn a few months ago.  I took it in a neighbour’s front yard as they have a glorious liquid amber tree.  Twice we tried to take it, only to find our neighbour had swept up the leaves! Tidy yes, convenient to my photography plans, not so much 🙂

Little monster is generally a pretty good model, but I find that the best photos of him are when he thinks I’m not actually taking any.  In this shot he was grabbing handfuls of the leaves and throwing them up in the air.  I wish I’d captured one of the leaves falling down around him.

Smash that cake!!

Well, ok, just play with it a little 🙂

I’ve always wanted to do one of these cake smash shoots and I’m so happy with the results.  This gorgeous little girl, shall call her Miss I now as she’s no longer a baby, was one of the first babies I photographed.  She’s recently turned one, so the cake smash shoot is in honour of her birthday.  I’m hoping to do more of these – they’re such fun!  Although a little bit of cleaning after is required 🙂

My first set of twins

This beautiful boy and girl set of twins are the first I’ve had the honour of photographing.  I had such plans for these two, with multiple changes of blankets and headbands and hats and they were going to sleep soundly for me and what on earth was I thinking?!  One baby is hard enough to settle, let alone two!  We eventually got them to sleep and managed to get only a few shots but they were worth it.  Such beautiful little people.