Red Angel | Boudoir Portrait

Model: Rouge Polarité

This red-headed angel was photographed against a window, providing gorgeous backlighting.

Although great to experiment with only natural lighting, the high ISO despite the wide aperture had me missing my strobes!

Let’s never pass up the opportunity to step out of our comfort zones, whether it comes to technique, subject, light, or whatever else we can try!

Much Peace and Keep Roman

Boudoir photography of a vampire character

Fantasy boudoir portrait

 

Tower | Garden of the Gods

Photographed at the end of a day trip around Pikes Peak last Summer.

It goes to show that sometimes the best part of our adventures is the end, regardless of our destination.

 

Road trips are relaxing, exciting, inspiring, and sometimes saddening. Even if our adventure only lasts a few hours, let’s make an effort to get out and see new sights, explore well-worn roads, and enjoy some solitude to relax and reflect.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Colorful sunrise photograph of Garden of the Gods

A vivid green forest

Golden Waves

Fashion portrait featuring a model in a red lace dress in a field during sunset Model: Yasae
Fashion: Thrifted

Photographed one fine Winter day while running around the hills!

Let’s give ourselves the freedom to experiment outside our usual subject styles and shooting themes.

We may find something we’re passion about, or not.  But the important thing is to be open to experimentation!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy portrait photography with a witch theme

fantasy portrait photography of a Doe Nymph and Spring Goddess

Solemn Witch

Fantasy portrait of a witch

I recently did a location shoot with the lovely Yasae!  You can find more from her here (NSFW).

 

Although this is only one set from the shoot, it’s a great reminder of finding more variety, even within photo sets!

I loved both, and took a slightly different editing approach to each photo, but when putting together a portfolio, variety is key!

With these images being to similar, they wouldn’t both make it into a portfolio.

But, alas, sometimes it’s hard to choose!

 

Let’s keep variety in mind, especially when deciding which photos to bring to edit.  We’re often better off choosing a single favorite out of similar photographs, than finishing and publishing several.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Alternative fashion portrait

Fantasy boudoir portrait

Patch of Light | Devil’s Playground Trail

Walking along this forested trail on Pikes Peak definitely brought back memories of the forests in Pennsylvania.

This gorgeous patch of light was captured just off the Devil’s Playground trail, a hiking path up the western side of the mountain.

This trail definitely warrants a return visit, perhaps with the goal of getting to the summit, or at least the tree-line!

Let’s keep exploring.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of the valley and mountains in Divide, Colorado

Spring Bluff

Light Through | Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Today we found ourselves over at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, which features a recreation of Anasazi architecture built into the cliff, a museum, and a pretty sweet gift shop.

Definitely recommend visiting places like this closer to the off-season for some extra personal space and quiet, but visiting museums, historical sites and recreations are always worth it.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Barn | Rock Ledge Ranch

Landscape photography on a historical ranch home to reenactors

Pink and Yellow

homemade jewelry upcycle

Recently I made this pendant necklace for a photo shoot, though it proved a little impractical for what had been envisioned.  Regardless, I took this picture before reusing them for another project.

I was incredibly thrilled to use Elmer’s Naturals School Glue and a satin varnish from Earth Safe Finishes, both of which are recent additions to my supplies and worked great for this project.

I was also fortunate enough to borrow some things.

In researching and beginning minimalism, the idea of borrowing supplies and tools came up.  I could see how that could work for some people, but I scoffed at the idea when I considered fellow artists.  I couldn’t see myself popping over to a neighbor’s to ‘borrow a cup of glitter’.

Although, it’s not as ridiculous as it could look.  When you have friends that are artists, it’s easy to borrow paint, string, and paper from fellow crafters, and maybe lend some of your own art supplies in return!

There are lots of options for make crafting more eco-friendly, we just need to look around and give things a try!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’