This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02.  This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 
I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby. 
In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 
I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02. 

This month I got to shoot portraits of baby Aiden. I shot his Christening last year, and I was called back this month to shoot portraits of him and the family. 

I had a lot of fun shooting the portraits of him around their house, but it was extremely hard to keep up with the unfocused nature of a baby.

In all of the photos, the light is made up of natural light, but mainly artificial light coming from my flash. The light from the flash was always bounced off from a reflector, never directly onto the subject. For the most part, the flash was on my camera and angled to reflect, but for some shots if was off-camera and triggered by the built in flash. 

I had an amazing time both shooting and editing these photos, and am very happy with the results. 

All photos were shot on a Sony a57 with a Sony 50mm 1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Lighting was done with a Sony HVL-f58 flash and a circular reflector. 
The photos in their entirety were processed using VSCO Film 02. 

Q

paulastumblerr asked:

Hey i noticed your pictures on photographyblogger. And I must say you're really good, I'm 16 and I'm also interested in photography but I only got my first professional camera last month :s I was wondering, at this age where do you manage to get the money for photography equipment, it's pretty expensive:s Check out my photos : Paula-trojner

A

Hi Paula!

Thanks for stopping by, and it’s great to know people have been seeing my work on there!
Pertaining to new equipment, I saved up some money I would get from birthdays/events/Christmas to buy my first camera with a 55-200 lens. After a year with that camera and lens, I sold the 55-200 cause I was sick of it and bought a 50mm 1.8 (best decision ever). Currently, the 50mm is essentially the only lens I use. For my birthday, my parents got me a Rokinon 14mm so I use that for landscape and specialty shots (great lens though). For any casual photography, and whenever I can for events, I use the 50mm 1.8 - which I highly recommend for beginners to own. Whenever I do an event now or anything like that, I figure out how much to charge to get an alright profit since I have to rent a 70-200 2.8 or any another lens I need. 
But if you’re looking for a way to get camera equipment, then save up your money from parties and that kinda stuff, or even try to ask your parents to buy you something you need as a Christmas/birthday/other event present.
Good luck and keep shooting! 

Today it was totally puking outside, visibility probably never went over 75 meters. The snow was coming down and I love this weather, so I decided to take a walk. 
I wanted to get some nice photos, but didn’t bother to take my camera with. That’s what makes this set of photos special, these were all taken on my phone and then edited on my phone as well.
These days you can get great photos, and photography is more accessible than ever. I post all my more ‘professional’ photos here, but I honestly found the quality, post processing, and especially the moment to be great enough to be on here. 
All photos taken on a Nexus 4 and all post processing done with VSCO Cam.  Today it was totally puking outside, visibility probably never went over 75 meters. The snow was coming down and I love this weather, so I decided to take a walk. 
I wanted to get some nice photos, but didn’t bother to take my camera with. That’s what makes this set of photos special, these were all taken on my phone and then edited on my phone as well.
These days you can get great photos, and photography is more accessible than ever. I post all my more ‘professional’ photos here, but I honestly found the quality, post processing, and especially the moment to be great enough to be on here. 
All photos taken on a Nexus 4 and all post processing done with VSCO Cam.  Today it was totally puking outside, visibility probably never went over 75 meters. The snow was coming down and I love this weather, so I decided to take a walk. 
I wanted to get some nice photos, but didn’t bother to take my camera with. That’s what makes this set of photos special, these were all taken on my phone and then edited on my phone as well.
These days you can get great photos, and photography is more accessible than ever. I post all my more ‘professional’ photos here, but I honestly found the quality, post processing, and especially the moment to be great enough to be on here. 
All photos taken on a Nexus 4 and all post processing done with VSCO Cam.  Today it was totally puking outside, visibility probably never went over 75 meters. The snow was coming down and I love this weather, so I decided to take a walk. 
I wanted to get some nice photos, but didn’t bother to take my camera with. That’s what makes this set of photos special, these were all taken on my phone and then edited on my phone as well.
These days you can get great photos, and photography is more accessible than ever. I post all my more ‘professional’ photos here, but I honestly found the quality, post processing, and especially the moment to be great enough to be on here. 
All photos taken on a Nexus 4 and all post processing done with VSCO Cam. 

Today it was totally puking outside, visibility probably never went over 75 meters. The snow was coming down and I love this weather, so I decided to take a walk. 

I wanted to get some nice photos, but didn’t bother to take my camera with. That’s what makes this set of photos special, these were all taken on my phone and then edited on my phone as well.

These days you can get great photos, and photography is more accessible than ever. I post all my more ‘professional’ photos here, but I honestly found the quality, post processing, and especially the moment to be great enough to be on here. 

All photos taken on a Nexus 4 and all post processing done with VSCO Cam. 

Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 
It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.
I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 
All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens.

Last month my brother and his girlfriend got engaged! After they got the wedding date down, they asked me to some engagement photos. They didn’t want the official engagement photos done in the winter, but they needed some photos for the Save the Date card. I decided to just take a day and go with them to get some cool photos! 

It snowed the day before, but despite that, we went down to Glencoe beach. The actual ‘save the date’ photos were taken at this really cool park we found on the way there, and some of it is seen in the wide angle photo! From there we down to Glencoe beach to get cool portraits.

I had a lot of fun shooting these photos, and I think they turned out amazing. Hope you enjoy. 

All photos processed in Aperture with VSCO Film 02. Shot on a Sony a57 using a Sony 50mm 1.8 lens and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens.

My First Day as a Paid Photographer

On August 10th, 2013, I had the chance to shoot a paid event, my first paid gig ever. I know it’s been a very long time since then, but I finally decided to post my thoughts and work.

I’ll try to go over what I did and how I went about doing it all. And of course some of my favorite photos.

I was hired on by a couple looking for a photographer to shoot their baby’s (his name is Aiden) Christening. This was my first paid shoot, so I was pretty nervous to say the least. 

Pre

August 10th, the day of my shoot, I woke with much anticipation. I got to the church a bit early, and had some extra time to figure out the settings I needed. I didn’t expect the church to be as dark as it was. It was verrryyy dark. Since it was a private ceremony, the priest didn’t feel the need to turn on the lights. Thank God I rented a flash (the Sony HVL- F58AM). The family started coming in, and they prepared the baby and everything. This is where I started firing.

Pro

Gear:
Sony a57
Sony 50mm 1.8
(Rented) Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
(Rented) Sony HVL-F58AM Flash

Everyone was scrambling about, holding Aiden, and greeting him. I think that I got some of the most interesting photos before the Christening.

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Relatives holding Aiden before the ceremony. 


These moments gave me a chance to shoot some documentary style / candid photos. 

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Aiden’s mom holding him. 


I was shooting on the 70-200 at that time (and for both of the photos above). I didn’t want to get in the way of anyone, so the telephoto was the lens for this. Probably notably, I was shooting wide open, at f/2.8. I shot approximately 95% of all the photos wide open, albeit the 70-200mm or 50mm. I know I know, you should always stop down to get lenience in case of a moving subject… but I needed light so badly, I couldn’t afford to stop down. The a57 generally creates crap images at ISO 1600 and above, so 800 was the max ISO I was willing to use. Despite having the flash on camera, light was still a hard to come by for the most part. 
Anyways, the ceremony began and I continued to shoot with the 70-200 and flash. I got multiple photos of the parents and baby sitting together in the pews, and of course, the baptism itself. 

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One of my favorite shots of the parents and baby in the pews.

After the ceremony and all, photos of the whole family were taken.
I believe I switched to the 50mm then, to get a wider angle to capture everyone together.
After all that, while still in the church, I shot some more photos of Aiden with some individual family photos.

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Definitely one of my favorite photos from that day. Aiden, held by his dad. The other photo taken with his dad that I liked very very much as well can be found here http://bit.ly/1apF5OI


Following the ceremony, I along with some close family and friends, went to the parents’ home. There we shot some nicer individual photos with Aiden, along with some interesting photos of Aiden himself (like this one for example, posted earlier: http://bit.ly/17eqzoh).

We shot many photos on the family’s patio, and I for one was very happy to be shooting in natural light! I love shooting with natural light. Until that day, I never had any true experience with a flash. I was scared of the flash, and always have seen how much a flash can botch an image. But when you use a flash properly and subtly, however, I love it and it really wins me over. All of the above photos were shot using a flash, but they were all my favorite because the flash looks real good (my opinion)! But I do indeed feel wayyy more comfortable shooting with natural light, when I actually have daylight at my disposal. 

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One of my Top 3 Photos from the day, not sure which place, but it’s up there. All natural light this time!

On the patio, I was using the 50mm 1.8, cause the patio isn’t the largest in the world, and I just love my 50mm. I love shooting with primes, especially the 50mm. (Side note: My next lens just needs to be that Sigma 35mm… ruhh so nice!). They had their dog with them, and it was the chillest dog I ever got to take a picture of… it literally posed for me! You can see those photos here: http://bit.ly/19Kuo98

Being at home with the family, it allowed me to capture some intimate moments - something that I highly recommend new photographers to do. Those are usually the nicest pictures. I got to shoot a lot of candids, and I loved it.

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This was a particularly beautiful moment & photo I shot on the patio.


In the evening I covered the ceremony, and that was it. From there it took me a few full days to go through all the photos and to edit them. I processed all the photos using VSCO Film 02. 
The couple was very happy with the photos and nothing else made me feel better than doing what I love and having people enjoy it.

It was a lot of hard work, I was quite exhausted after shooting it all and also editing the photos. At least this hard work is going into my passion. Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed the photos!

A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2
Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 
All images were processed with VSCO Film 02. 

A Sunday Photowalk - Part 2

Back in the first week of December, some ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend and I went out on a photowalk and got some really awesome photos. 
I love the winter season so much. Such great vibes. 

All images were processed with VSCO Film 02. 

It snowed a lot these past two days and the snow covered trees look amazing! Had the opportunity to take these beautiful photos of Patrycja. 
Processed with VSCO Film 02 in Aperture 3. It snowed a lot these past two days and the snow covered trees look amazing! Had the opportunity to take these beautiful photos of Patrycja. 
Processed with VSCO Film 02 in Aperture 3. It snowed a lot these past two days and the snow covered trees look amazing! Had the opportunity to take these beautiful photos of Patrycja. 
Processed with VSCO Film 02 in Aperture 3. It snowed a lot these past two days and the snow covered trees look amazing! Had the opportunity to take these beautiful photos of Patrycja. 
Processed with VSCO Film 02 in Aperture 3.

It snowed a lot these past two days and the snow covered trees look amazing! Had the opportunity to take these beautiful photos of Patrycja. 

Processed with VSCO Film 02 in Aperture 3.

Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02.  Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02.  Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02.  Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02.  Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02.  Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02.  Walked around last Saturday morning!
A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 
All processed with VSCO Film 02. 

Walked around last Saturday morning!

A fog filled, overcast, chilly morning brings together some very interesting photos. 

All processed with VSCO Film 02. 

A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1.  A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1
Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.
I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.
With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 
All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1. 

A Sunday Photowalk - Part 1

Two weeks back, the first ‘real’ snow finally fell in Chicago. My friend Phil and I have been planning a photowalk for a while, and this was the best opportunity yet. I showed Phil the app VSCOcam a week prior, and since then he basically got into photography. (Albeit, mobile photography, but maybe some day it’ll evolve). 
The forest preserve in the Chicago suburbs are an awesome place to chill around, and especially take photos. Earlier, I posted of my friend Rocco and I at the forest preserve. Phil and I decided to go back to the same spot and explore the woods some more.

I may or may not have mentioned my infatuation with snow on this blog, but if I didn’t, I’ll mention it now. WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. I love snow. Everything is so much simpler, happier and prettier with snow.

With all the vibes the autumn/winter season brings with it, photography becomes so much more interesting for me. 

All images were processed in VSCO Film 02. Enjoy Part 1. 

Anybody who follows my blog knows that I’m a huge fan of VSCO Film. But really, I’m a fan of all VSCO products. VSCO Film has been a godsent to me and many photographers around the world.
And now more recently, VSCOcam has been a revolution for many mobile photographers and professional photogs trying to get cool results on a phone. Ever since the release of VSCOcam, I’ve been waiting to try it and get more into mobile photography. I never had an iPhone, so no VSCOcam for me. About two weeks ago, I just realized I had an iPad mini that I could download VSCOcam on. I was a bit late to realize this ahaha. I downloaded it, and the world of mobile photography really opened up for me. But I began to realize something else. VSCOcam was a very powerful editing tool for the discerning photographer. Even though it was meant to work with mobile photog, why not try it for more professional or high quality applications. There was one photo I’ve always wanted to get, and that was of the wreath in my bathroom. I couldn’t get the right vibe with VSCO Film 02, and my phone wasn’t getting the quality I wanted for that photo. I took my a57, shot at 1600 ISO to get some grain (well, this one going for a more mobile application so I figured it didn’t matter) and emailed the original to myself. I imported it into VSCOcam on my iPad. From there I used the T1 preset and lowered to power of it to 10/12 and screwed around a bit with Shadow and Highlight coloring, adding very subtle changes. 
The end result is something I’m finally happy with. The photo has the right vibe. This really has to say that VSCOcam can find a place in a more professional workflow, albeit seeming very unprofessional. Since this photo, I’ve edited many DSLR photos on VSCOcam and can say that I am beyond satisfied. 
I love you VSCO.  Anybody who follows my blog knows that I’m a huge fan of VSCO Film. But really, I’m a fan of all VSCO products. VSCO Film has been a godsent to me and many photographers around the world.
And now more recently, VSCOcam has been a revolution for many mobile photographers and professional photogs trying to get cool results on a phone. Ever since the release of VSCOcam, I’ve been waiting to try it and get more into mobile photography. I never had an iPhone, so no VSCOcam for me. About two weeks ago, I just realized I had an iPad mini that I could download VSCOcam on. I was a bit late to realize this ahaha. I downloaded it, and the world of mobile photography really opened up for me. But I began to realize something else. VSCOcam was a very powerful editing tool for the discerning photographer. Even though it was meant to work with mobile photog, why not try it for more professional or high quality applications. There was one photo I’ve always wanted to get, and that was of the wreath in my bathroom. I couldn’t get the right vibe with VSCO Film 02, and my phone wasn’t getting the quality I wanted for that photo. I took my a57, shot at 1600 ISO to get some grain (well, this one going for a more mobile application so I figured it didn’t matter) and emailed the original to myself. I imported it into VSCOcam on my iPad. From there I used the T1 preset and lowered to power of it to 10/12 and screwed around a bit with Shadow and Highlight coloring, adding very subtle changes. 
The end result is something I’m finally happy with. The photo has the right vibe. This really has to say that VSCOcam can find a place in a more professional workflow, albeit seeming very unprofessional. Since this photo, I’ve edited many DSLR photos on VSCOcam and can say that I am beyond satisfied. 
I love you VSCO. 

Anybody who follows my blog knows that I’m a huge fan of VSCO Film. But really, I’m a fan of all VSCO products. VSCO Film has been a godsent to me and many photographers around the world.

And now more recently, VSCOcam has been a revolution for many mobile photographers and professional photogs trying to get cool results on a phone. Ever since the release of VSCOcam, I’ve been waiting to try it and get more into mobile photography. I never had an iPhone, so no VSCOcam for me. 
About two weeks ago, I just realized I had an iPad mini that I could download VSCOcam on. I was a bit late to realize this ahaha. I downloaded it, and the world of mobile photography really opened up for me. 
But I began to realize something else. VSCOcam was a very powerful editing tool for the discerning photographer. Even though it was meant to work with mobile photog, why not try it for more professional or high quality applications. There was one photo I’ve always wanted to get, and that was of the wreath in my bathroom. I couldn’t get the right vibe with VSCO Film 02, and my phone wasn’t getting the quality I wanted for that photo. I took my a57, shot at 1600 ISO to get some grain (well, this one going for a more mobile application so I figured it didn’t matter) and emailed the original to myself. I imported it into VSCOcam on my iPad. From there I used the T1 preset and lowered to power of it to 10/12 and screwed around a bit with Shadow and Highlight coloring, adding very subtle changes. 

The end result is something I’m finally happy with. The photo has the right vibe. This really has to say that VSCOcam can find a place in a more professional workflow, albeit seeming very unprofessional. Since this photo, I’ve edited many DSLR photos on VSCOcam and can say that I am beyond satisfied. 

I love you VSCO.