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Whew, I can’t believe how behind I have gotten on this blog – now I know why companies hire people to write their blogs for them.

You know, sometimes circumstances conspire against you during a portrait shoot, and the results end up good, but not great. That is what happened a while back at War Eagle: the sun came out with a vengeance, and the place was packed with people, which drastically narrowed our options for settings. We were constantly dodging cars, people, and fishing lines. After looking at the results, we decided a second shoot would be the best solution. After all, I don’t want a bride to be unhappy with her engagement portraits since (in my opinion) the whole point of that session is to put you at ease that you chose the right photographer for you wedding day. So we went back out to War Eagle on a beautiful evening, and the place was practically abandoned. Much better results! Now we are both happy with the results. Here are some of my favorites from the second shoot:

Evening light is great for portraits. I love that backlit effect you can get that time of day.

This gate may actually belong to the house right next to the War eagle property - hopefully the owners don't mind, we didn't see anyone to ask!

This shot was done with a zoom lens from the back of the mill. It's easy to do shots like this when you are the only people around, but would have been impossible our first trip out there.

Author: steelyjoe

I'm a recent PhD graduate at the University of South Florida in Tampa where my research focus was on developing accessible approaches to geology field work for students with disabilities, and Volcano Geophysics. I'm also a professional photographer (www.steeyjoestudio.com) and a board member of the Int. Association for Geoscience Diversity (theIAGD.org).

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