Recent Travels

November 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I am back from my month long hiatus! I had a few scheduled posts come out while I was gone so hopefully you checked those out.

I was in Thailand and Cambodia. It was amazing!

In short: 

  • I love elephants! 
  • Temples are awesome 
  • If you go to Thailand don't leave out Chiang Rai in the North 
  • Even though we were there during the mourning period after the death of the king, and this was apparently the toned down version, Bangkok was still an insanely weird party placeIt was a really interesting cultural experience being there at that time.
  • I have a whole new respect for silk and rice.
  • Thai is a really hard language
  • I am skilled with a machete 
  • You can make paper out of elephant poop!
  • 10/10 would do again

I loved that all I brought and used ended up being my Panasonic Lumix GX8 (4:3 mirrorless camera), 2x 32 memory cards, an extra battery, charger, and a 35-100mm lens (equivalent to a 70-200mm zoom lens on a full frame camera). The flash, tripod, and all the other accessories I brought "just in case" never even made it out of the bag. Sometimes it pays to keep it simple. Run it through Lightroom, and I made some images that I am pretty happy with.

One thing about that camera is that it does not capture fast motion very well as keeping the focal point at a low aperture is challenging. I would go to my full frame DSLR for sports or for fast motion!

I am working on finishing all the items from 2016 that need to be done by the end of the month. I have a Christmas maternity shoot on Sunday I am super pumped about and some birth photography later this month. As well, I am super excited for 2017. I have the boudoir marathon, fashion stuff, and some powerlifting meets to photograph! Then I will probably take a it of  a bit of a break from shooting to work on editing some of my longer term projects before the spring rush.

Stay tuned for some posts on other artistic, creative, and courageous female clients of mine. 

Happy Holidays!

 

Chelsea


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