Monday, February 18, 2013

Photography Wishlist

Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens for Nex

I want to get a zoom lens for my Sony Nex. It's performed exceptionally so far, so it'd be interesting to see what the 55-210 lens would do. $350

EF 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon


I love my prime lenses! I'd really love to get the 35mm. Ideally, I'd get the 1.4 L lens, but that's $1,480 while this one is only $320.

Stellar Photo/Video 18" CFL Compact Fluorescent Ring Light


I'd like a ring light to do more studio work. I found this one on Amazon and it's not terribly priced. $270

Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm 22!

So the 4th was my birthday! It was a Monday, so my friends and I all went out that Saturday. Last year I took some studio shots of Brian and myself before we head out, so I had to do it again this year. I took some selfies and some silly ones of ourselves. Most notably, the prom pose. I even took about five minutes and did some jumping shots. I got one photo from it that I really loved. Here's some of the photos from that night!

Fashion Self Portrait

Nice, Simple Self Portrait

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's 3am, I must be lonely | Lookbook

I saw Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips with a friend and my mom. It was nice to relax and have a little girls night out. I finally got to wear my galaxy leggings! I'm sort of obsessed with galaxy print...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Birthday Present

So, my boyfriend is the best and got me the limited edition CMYK Diana F+ lomography camera! It's so pretty and I'm so pumped to shoot with it! It takes 120 film, so I'm a bit nervous, because the first roll is bound to be a throw away roll. So far, I've just taken some photos of my dog, Lola. She's a wonderful model haha. I'll scan the photos and post them once I go through this roll! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Three Days Grace & Shinedown | Concert

This past Friday I went up to Moline to see Three Days Grace for the fourth time and Shinedown for the sixth time. So, yes, two of my absolute favorite bands! We got there about an hour before the doors opened and stood inside. It was SO cold that night. If I had to wait outside, I don't think I'd be able to. I'd have to go over and sit in TGIFridays or something, because that's how cold it was. It was a little unorganized once they finally did open the doors. It didn't matter how long you'd actually been in line, everyone just made a run to the doors. I managed to get pretty close and somehow worked my way all the way up to the third row by the time Three Days Grace started. It was an AMAZING show!

As most of you know by now, Adam of Three Days Grace announced that he had left the band with about 3 weeks to go until this tour kicked off. With no singer, Matt Walst of My Darkest Days filled in as lead vocals. I'm a huge fan of My Darkest Days, so I knew he'd be fine. I thought it was really cool of him to help his brother, Brad the bassist, out and make this tour happen for Three Days Grace. He actually did better than I expected, and I expected a lot! You could tell he was nervous, but can you blame him?! He got in his groove, though, and really killed it.

Shinedown was epic. They are one of the best bands to see live. If you've never seen them before, please do yourself a favor and do it! Brent, the singer, sounds amazing live and the whole band puts on a great show. Check out more of the photos from this concert on my Facebook page here.

Friday, February 1, 2013

First Self Portraits of 2013

I had to take some self portraits for a school portrait the other night and I loved how they turned out! I absolutely love my new snapback! Can't wait to wear it to 105.7 the X events.