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Daily Prompt: Make a Wish


FB P DSC_8952There are several ways to make a wish… you can wish on a star, when you are blowing your birthday candles or blowing  or when you throw a penny in a wishing well.  This photo of a dandelion represents one seedling floating off with a wish attached to it!  Will it come true…  maybe.  After all we must believe in wishes to make a wish come true!

Daily Prompt: Lucky Star: Wishes

Daily Prompt: Who wants to COPY another Photographer?


“Daily Prompt: The Sincerest Form of Flattery, Publish a post in the style of a favorite author/blogger or photographer.   Photographers, artists, poets:  Show us COPIES.”

At first thought I was like “What!”   I thought to myself,  “How am I going to show copies?   I like doing my work my way!”

So with some thought…  here is a portrait that is based on a portrait that was seen on the Internet that my client liked.

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I tend to look for ideas on the Internet for inspiration and I encourage my clients to do the same.  I wouldn’t say that I am copying what someone else is doing though because we make the portrait our own. Maybe I should say that I make the portrait my clients portrait and not a reproduction of what someone else has created.

Pinterest is a perfect place for inspiration.  I even have a Pinterest account for Photography by Char where I have collected some ideas for clients to look at and I have uploaded some of my own images for inspiration for other photographers and their clients.

I absolutely love it when I arrive at a session and a client pulls out their phone and shows me something they found on Pinterest that they would like to try.  For one thing… they are excited and this means that the session is going to be creative and fun!

Daily Prompt: The Sincerest Form of Flattery: to COPY?

Daily Prompt: The Potential of a Group can be OFF the Charts!


The Graduating Class of any school holds their future in their hands…  what they could, can and will accomplish in life can be astronomical!  Therefore, the Potential of a Group can be OFF the Charts!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Last year I took the Group Portrait of the Union City Graduating Class (also my daughter’s senior class)…  I allowed them to portray what they felt that day and possibly how they felt about their future. This was their portrait!

FB UCG DSC_5612As hats were thrown into the air there was a sigh of relief for many and a deep breath of the weight now on their shoulders!  However, the celebrations began shortly after.  Several of the senior I see on a regular basis and I am so very proud.  They are taking adulthood and making the best of it if not taking the steps to one day change the world.

FB UCG DSC_5717Now on to MOM Bragging Rights…  these 2 young adults are my children and I know they will make their own mark on our world.  Ben was a part of the graduating class of 2012 and Martha, 2013.

Has your school scheduled a Photographer to help document this monumental time in your life?

Daily Prompt: Group

 

Daily Prompt: Water & Senior Portraits


So when you saw “Water & Senior Portraits” you were probably thinking there would be some cool beach portraits… that is probably what I would have thought!  We we would have both been wrong!!

With the theme for today’s post being “Water” and me being a sports photographer, I thought I would share with you some Senior Portraits with you from a photo shoot in the pool area of Marshall High School.

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This young man is a member of the Marshall High School Swim Team. When he mentioned having some portraits done in the swimming for the sport of swimming I wan’t sure what I was in for.  I had never photographed the sport or photographed anything in a pool area of a school.  

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He even brought a pullover from Grand Valley (which is the college he will be attending) and what a combination of blues…  The painting along the walls, the blue of the pool and his outfit were all a wonderful combination.  

As a Sports Photographer & Senior Portrait Photographer… this is just the type of photo shoot I look for!  Something to push my skills and creativeness but that also results in showing off ones accomplishments and decisions for the future.

WordPress.com Daily Prompt: Water

 

Daily Prompt: Teaching ~ When I really started Photography


I took a black and white photography class about 13 years ago.  It was a learning process to see good contrast and clarity needed to make good black and white photos in a color world!  It was a 35 mm film class where I was also taught how to develop my own film and create my own prints in a black room.

FB img024For one of my projects I photographed a music teacher and my daughter’s kindergarten class.  All of these students are graduated now and the music teacher retired shortly after this project.

FB img019FB img020These next few you will find some students chopping apples as they were in the process of learning how to make apple sauce and one young man trying to figure out what to do on the computer.

FB img022FB img021FB img023At the end of the year my daughter, Martha, gave her teacher a binder with a copy of these pictures and some more.  The music teacher also received a copy of the pictures from her class.

Daily Prompt: Teaching

Daily Prompt: A Bathing Beauty


FB DSC_8351FB DSC_8330FB DSC_8340While I was sitting in my cool home I discovered several Robins visiting the old cement birdbath outside.  I looked at the thermometer to see that it read over 90 degrees.  No wonder these Robins were taking a bath!  I quietly cracked the sliding glass door and captured this beauty during her bath.            Char

Daily Prompt: Singular or One

Daily Prompt: High School Sports Current Events


Saturday I covered the Homer Wrestling Invitational located in Homer, Michigan.  There were 10 teams at this event wrestling in 2 gyms.  The excitement was running high as the wrestlers took the mat with Jackson Northwest going undefeated to win the invitational.

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Upcoming wrestling events that I will be photographing this week are the Marshall Quad Meet on Wednesday 1/15 between Coldwater, Harper Creek, Marshall and Sturgis and the Quincy Invitational on Saturday 1/18.  For more dates of events that I will be attending, check out my calendar and to see more of my work you can go to the sports section of my website.

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Daily Prompt: Sometimes Quirky is a Part of a Good Photo Shoot!


Today’s post is about the word “quirky.”

Definition: different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion <the waitress styles her hair in a quirky way that always gets her remembered by customers> from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

My first thought of “quirky” of some of the funny little things I do or say on a photo shoot…

Such as attempting to pose in a abnormal way to show a client how I would like them to pose.  A good example would be this next photo of McKenzie…  her mom actually said that she had more fun watching me try and pose during the photo shoot!

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Then there are times that I get sidetracked!  This next picture was taken during a photo shoot with my daughter.  We were playing around with a mirror found in a garden area at Southern Exposure, located in Southern Michigan.  I was attempting to take some pictures of her and her reflection from different angels when I discovered myself in the mirror!

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Then there are always the silly faces…  or playing that some of my seniors might decide to do!

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My ultimate goal on a photo shoot with a senior or family is to have fun!  I want to capture their true nature and character.  What they love doing and what life and family means to them.  Sometimes this leads to some “quirky” moments to get the job done but I am okay with that!

Daily Prompt: Photographers show us “Quirky”

Daily Prompt: Pictures Showing Fast Forward!


color and bw FB ReadyThis is a Senior Portrait of a 2014 Union City Senior.  He wanted one where it looked like he was coming out of the blocks…  I took the shot a step further by adding a zoom blur to make it look like he was in hyper speed!

Daily Prompt: Fast Forward