April Newsletter

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I'm warning you now. I decided to do the newsletter just a tad different this month. It's all in black and white. Plus, I'm super tired as I write this so--lucky you--there shouldn't be too much chatter. I decided to go black and white on a whim. Lately it's just been speaking to me and I've been having a lot of fun using black and white. I don't know any of the technical things about it--I know that black and white photography is a whole art in and of itself. But man, there's just something about the way that the lack of color draws attention to the details.

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April began with the most perfect of days spent with these two. I needed to go to Des Moines sometime to look at some photography locations for an upcoming engagement session. So, somewhat spur-of-the-moment I decided to go on Monday, April 1st. Always up for a little adventure, they were quick to agree to come along with me. And goodness, we talked about everything from biblical theology to fake boyfriends (they pranked me pretty good with a story). It's days like this that I want to always remember.
The set up: 50mm f/5 1/2000 ISO 200

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Spring began to show itself by pushing up so many of these adorable grape hyacinths at the abandoned house next door. I think the cold winter must have been good for them, because I think there were more than I've ever seen before.
The set up: 35mm f/2.8 1/160 ISO 280

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I am still working several days a week as a barista. I'm slowing seeing some progress in my latte art and in my ability to converse with strangers.
The set up:35mm f/2.8 1/200 ISO 400

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I was surprised when I received an email asking if I wanted to be a part of a large collaborative styled shoot that an event venue was hosting. I honestly have no idea how they got my name, but I quickly said that I was in! It turned out to be a cold, cloudy day but the models did their jobs beautifully. It was super challenging to try and get creative shots when there were 3-4 other photographers all trying to direct the same couple. But I tried to be super creative and I'm so happy with what I walked away with. And seriously, look at these two! They did so well--and had never even met before this shoot. They're the real MVPs.

Excuse me while I try to go find a way to stay awake until bedtime. Much love, Melody Rose