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Weekend Shootout

September 09, 2017

AngelaAngela Lets see how do i want to start this off......

MelanieMelanieOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A dear friend of mine and fellow Olympus shooter, Melanie contacted me about what portrait lens she should buy next and asked what ones i have..Now a few of you out there may know the depths of my photography gear obsession. Its kind of like Noah's Ark minus one of the mates...... but thats not why we're here right now.. maybe later we'll talk about that! 


So back to it....

lightbulblightbulb We talked focal lengths and all that photography nerd talk other photographers talk about. Now she ultimately had the goal of borrowing one and shooting with it. Now this set off a lightbulb in my head and I asked "wanna try them all? Lets just get together with some people and do a portrait shootout"  We agreed this could be fun and in all reality I had even more fun than I thought i would! I made a post on Facebook and was able to have 6 people plan on coming out to my house that saturday. So we set up some lights, backdrops and wine.. because why not get a couple bottles and share with my friends, right? (it was afternoon and everyone was over 21)

DerekDerek My buddy Derek also showed up and capitalized on the opportunity to knock down a good selection of portraits for his various projects and portfolio. 

Check out his work HERE







Now what a great idea! I get to hang with not only photography friends but other friends of mine too! But what should I do with this? I have a couple projects i've started, I really hadn't done much "for fun" stuff recently so this was great for me. not only did it get me off the couch and take some photos aside from my gem of a lil girl Quincee. So first and foremost I wanted to add to my #thepeople project the other is just some solid portraits for my portfolio.


My project #thepeople basically breaks most of the "rules" of doing a proper portrait but hey following the rules isn't always fun. I was able to add 6 more images to my project collection. If you would like to see the full collection click HERE

JanetJanet TimTim CoreyCorey MelanieMelanie AdamAdam JaciJaci












So in addition to adding these great faces to my #thepeople project I was also able to do some other style portraits for fun and to provide these great people all a free print for allowing me to photograph them. Here is a handful of my favorites and the rest can be found HERE

   JaciJaci    AdamAdam

  AngelaAngela    AngelaAngela

TimTim    JanetJanetOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA JanetJanet

Lastly, I want to say Thank you again to my friends that made this happen! Without you guys I would have been chasing Aynee around with the camera and driving her nuts! :) Thanks for reading! 




Camera: Olympus Em1 Mkii 

Lens: Sigma 30mm F1.4 DN



Melanie Hilliard instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emjay49201/

Derek Matteson website: https://mattesondesigns.com