Grimoire | Summer Reading

Sometimes there’s nothing more magical than reading up on magic on  a bright summer day!

This past month and a half has been busy as we’ve moved and are finally starting to settle in.  With more room, energy, and finally internet access, new shoots will be posted soon!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

landscape photography of a magical mountain sunset

Fantasy portrait of an Autumn witch
Autumn Witch | Portrait

 

Magical Flower

Spring is here, with flowers and greenery returning to the forests!

This flower was photographed along a trail while making my way down from my first mountain summit!  Not a terribly challenging hike, but still proud!

A good reminder to let ourselves feel pride for accomplishing our goals, even the modest ones!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

gothic fashion self portrait photography

 

Candlelight

Photograph of candlelight

Inspiration can come from anywhere.  Open your eyes, your mind, and your heart; explore, follow curiosities, and let the inspiration flood in!

Sets and props look like so much fun, not only to photograph, but to source, create, and put together!  Hoping to work with both in the future, and beeswax candles will have to be remembered.  They look positively striking in a teacup..

What’s inspiring you, lately?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Celebration photography of a gold firework. Lanscape photography of a snow-covered mountain at dusk.

New Year | New Routine

Backlit Petals

I hope everyone is not only well, but excited about the new year!  We have a lot to look forward to, and hopefully we have some goals to work towards, as well!

Whether we’re putting things in motion to start a new job or new career, picking up a new interest, or dedicating more time to our passions, let’s give it all we’ve got; keep a smile on our faces, and gratitude in our hearts~

I want to thank you guys again for helping make this past year extra special!  In the coming year, I hope to improve my photography, experiment and practice new things, and continue to share with you all!

 

As we move forward into the new year, Roman Leaf will be updating three days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  The schedule may continue to change and evolve as time goes on and needs/goals change, but this new routine feels like a good fit.  With fewer updates, I hope to bring you all better photos, though of course I’m still up for sharing my mistakes!

These days will be the primary posts, so any posts with photography centered around DIY/handmade, minimalism, food, decor, etc. will be extra posts that week.  When things start to fall into place, non-post days will probably be when other sites like DeviantArt and Tumblr are updated.  Probably..

Thank you guys again.  I wish you all the best, and look forward to exploring the new year with you!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photograph of dogwood flowers. Dogwood Flower- Stay Positive

Vintage Books and Pinstripes

Vintage

Vintage Books

Vintage Books II

Vintage II

These beautifully textured and warn antique books are from 1905 and 1907.  They warranted a shoot, and I thought it’d be fun to use them for some practice self-portraits.

Definitely need to practice during daylight hours, as studio lighting and flash just adds complications when the point is to practice something else…

Family and friends can be great for sourcing props, though if you have the time, thrifting and garage-saling will earn you gorgeous finds, as well!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Reserved | Shadow of the Self Gather

Inspired | Violin

Detail photography of an electric violin

Tuned

Inspired Curves | Electric Violin

An electric violin has once again found its way into the house, in no small part due to the inspiring skill and talent of Lindsey Stirling and 2 Cellos.  Of course, Taylor Davis and Bryson Andres must be mentioned, as well!

Money is being scraped together for lessons this time around, not only to ensure proper technique, but to add accountability.  There’s also the idea that things might go more smoothly, hence less discouraging, with a teacher helping along the way.

When it comes to learning something new, or even seeking progress in a familiar discipline, clear goals are so important.  Modest goals, like keeping a bow from bouncing and being able to play through scales smoothly seem like a much better idea than having goals too far out of reach (like ‘one day’ playing a concert), or not having any goals at all.

Let’s keep our long-term goals in mind, but break them down into manageable, short-term goals that’ll give us the propulsion to keep practicing, and play that concert one day.

So much gratitude and thanks to Lindsey Stirling, especially, a huge inspiration in so many ways!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Prints Giveaway Through Friday!

Blue Reflections  Photography of tree roots exposed along a nature trail.