Thursday, July 26, 2012

My sister's wedding.


I photographed my sisters wedding this past weekend.  It was a beautiful day for the beautiful couple.  I'm really excited about the photos I took and would love to share them all with you, however, after about the 400th one you'd probably be drooling on your computer you'd be so bored.  To save you (and your computer) some pain, I'll just post a few.  If you'd like to see more I can send you a link to my facebook portfolio.  Thanks for checking them out!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Lower Michigan Post

This past weekend my husband and I had to go to Lower Michigan.  It's a fun trip, and I love road trips with him, so the drive went by quickly.  But the place we had to go to is just about directly half way if we were to drive around Lake Michigan.  We live in Milwaukee and if we were to drive the southern route and go through Chicago, it'd take us about 20 minutes less than if we went the northern route through the U.P.

While we were there I feel like I had my camera strapped to me the entire time.  There were lots of neat photos just waiting to be taken....and here's a few of what I happened to shoot.....

The blossoms were gorgeous!

The bees were just sitting quietly on the blossoms and enjoying themselves.  I somehow feel this is a male bee, sitting on his recliner.  Comfy, yes.  Food, yes.  Have to fly around, nope.

The morel mushrooms were towards the end of their season, but a few were still out.  Cody found the only one of our hunting party.

This poor little dandelion went bald before all the rest.

Once again, these photos are completely unedited and taken with my Nikon D7000 and a Nikkor 18-105mm lens.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The one with the railroad.

As I left my parents house last weekend, the sun was just starting to rise. After about a half hour on the road I came to a crossing of railroad tracks and the sun looked perfect shining on them, and on the melted and re-frozen snow. This photo is unedited and au natural. I'm thinking of turning the sky purple just for fun. What would you do to this photo? Serious edits, fun ones, maybe photoshopping a starfish in there just for kicks?

Friday, March 9, 2012

The one with a face off

This morning there were 67 turkeys that trotted and strutted out of the woods. The toms were fun to watch.... And there was a buck that was out trying to get some of the leftover corn when the turkeys decided to go for a second helping. It was an all out face off between a whitetail and about 35 turkeys.

It worked out well for a couple of minutes before the deer decided that was enough and went back up the hill and disappeared in the woods.

At one point there were 4 toms out in the yard, 2 of which strutted together for quite a while before running after a couple of hens down by the lake. Aren't they pretty? And I haven't even had a chance to edit these photos yet.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The one where I take a mini vacation

This is my dad. Hi Dad.

I'm taking a long 4 day weekend and heading up North. Hopefully I'll get some great photos while I'm up there! I'm just hoping there's snow left when I get up there!

In southern Wisconsin today it was 63 degrees. It's warmer here than it is in Las Vegas. Which is where a couple of my good friends are flying to tonight. They weren't too happy it was warmer here than in Nevada, but that should turn around for them!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The one with my favorite photo

I've taken lots of photos, and lots of them with a 35 mm. I don't expect alot of people younger than me to really remember what a 35 mm camera was, or even that it used film, but before I bought my Nikon D7000 I had 3 cameras. My first was an Olympus 35 mm. The zoom maybe had 40 mm on it. Impressive for being the middle school age that I was! Then the huge digital wave hit my generation. Even though my 35 mm still works great, I was able to talk my parents into getting me a digital camera for Christmas. Another Olympus. And that takes great photos and also still works! I love Olympus cameras. I received this and had it all through college. And I know what you're thinking, and you're completely right. I'm 25 now, and I just got a digital camera 8 years ago. Don't worry, I'm making up for lost time with more photos!

One foggy spring day in college my roommate and I decided to go to a place called Little Girl's Point in the UP of Michigan. While she walked her dog along a section of beach, I found a family of Canada geese and asked them to stand still for a minute so I could snap a photo or two of them. This is the result:

This photo is completely un-edited. I haven't re-touched it or anything. It was really that foggy that day. And it's one of my most treasured photos. I love it so much it's the face of my new business cards (that should be arriving in the mail tomorrow!)

And then a couple of years ago my then-boyfriend (now husband) purchased a smaller Olympus stylus point and shoot camera for me! All of my Olympus cameras have taken great photos for me, and I will never surrender them.

What is your most treasured photo? Is it of people? Animals? Landscapes? How often do you look at it?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The one at the beginning.

Well hello there!

I'm Katie Canfield! And I'm just starting my very own photography business! I have always loved taking photographs of nature and the outdoors and I love capturing people in their element!

I have recently purchased the Nikon D7000 camera and the Adobe Photoshop CS5 edition and look forward to experimenting with it, and giving you all tips for it! As well as putting on some fantastic finishing touches to photos I'll be uploading for you to check out!

Sit back, relax, and get ready for some fun photos! :)

See you soon!