Katie's 2012 year in review

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Katie's 2012 year in review

I had a huge post written up with almost all my photos up when my internet crashed. UM, WHAT?! Grrrr. Annoyed. I had it month by month, but to make it easier I did 4 sections. Still lots and lots of photos Smile

I've improved a little this year, I think. It was more about finding my style, I tend to do more b&w lifestyle than anything else. I struggle with color images and I still have a hard time with directional light outdoors. Give me indoors next to a big window any day Wink

Beginning of year. Struggled with everything. Editing, lighting, focus, you name it!


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Spring. Got Lightroom, still struggling though.


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19/52- Weather/Lots of dandelion blowing in May! by willis2485, on Flickr

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Summer. Started to understand directional lighting a little


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22/52- Yellow by willis2485, on Flickr

Untitled by willis2485, on Flickr

IMG_6886 by willis2485, on Flickr

37/52- Places & Spaces by willis2485, on Flickr

Fall:

IMG_6691 by willis2485, on Flickr

IMG_7403-2 by willis2485, on Flickr

M4H Week 41- Evoke {Sadness} by willis2485, on Flickr

IMG_7891 by willis2485, on Flickr

IMG_7934 by willis2485, on Flickr

Week 43- Hometown by willis2485, on Flickr

Week 44- Black and White by willis2485, on Flickr

Week 44 (2) Black & White by willis2485, on Flickr

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IMG_8230 by willis2485, on Flickr

naptime by willis2485, on Flickr

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I got a new camera the beginning of December- Canon 60D. LOVE IT! It's a huge difference and I'm excited to grow with it. This is a huge share, so sorry in advance! Smile


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Week 49-Traditions by willis2485, on Flickr

Week 50- Inside by willis2485, on Flickr

Here's something personal from me. I've been pretty MIA since the end of summer. I've still be taking photos, but I've been working hard on my health and weight loss. In my free time, I've been working out and meal prepping or SLEEPING Smile To date I've lost 35lbs. I did a Tough Mudder in the beginning of September- I was down 10lbs, but I really think it helped my motivation to keep going. Here's a photo from the Tough Mudder and a comparison photo.


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This is a 32lb difference. I've lost 3 more since I took this photo. Around 10 more to go to my goal weight.

beforeduring by willis2485, on Flickr

We're off to Mexico next Friday for a week! I'm excited to bring my new camera with. I'll be sure to share when we return!

Ladybugsteph's picture
Joined: 06/21/06
Posts: 2977

Man, Katie, I'd die to have your eye for lifestyle!! I try, but somehow just can't capture it like you do. And way to go on the weight loss!!! Very proud of you! Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see what you capture from Mexico! Have a fantastic time!

EL2
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Joined: 12/05/07
Posts: 1665

First of all I want to congratulate you on your weight loss - that is such an awesome accomplishment!!!

Secondly, I agree with Stephanie and your lifestyle shots are wonderful. I think you are bound to grow more next year. Keep at it and the reward will be great!!!

Amy_&_Eva's picture
Joined: 08/23/07
Posts: 2378

I agree, there is so much life in your photos, they speak volumes. Congrats!!!

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
Posts: 6188

Katie- I absolutely love seeing your work. You totally inspire me to capture my kids as they are, no matter what. Your photos always bring joy! ALWAYS! I have to say image 0573 is my fave. I just feel like you can see into his soul. GREAT capture! I too can't wait to watch you grow EVEN MORE! CONGRATS on the weight loss. I soooo need to, but well, I am lazy.

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Joined: 02/15/07
Posts: 1831

Wonderful lifestyle work. This is what I really need to work on. Major props to you!

TracyF's picture
Joined: 08/14/06
Posts: 2366

Your lifestyle photos are so fantastic, as eveyrone has said! I also love your Christmas tree shot with the kids' backs facing the camera, BTW, that's beautiful!

Jeffininer's picture
Joined: 11/07/07
Posts: 1796

LOVE your perspective!! I really wish I could find my eye for life style shooting. I can never seem to find the right light for ANY situation that isn't posed :/ Love your year!

Joined: 10/26/01
Posts: 3424

First off ... WTG on your weight loss and the focus on your overall health! I struggle w/ my weight and admire the work you have put it! Also, congrats on completing the Tough Mudder! DH and I ran our first ever Warrior Dash in November and have the bug to do more now. Smile

I can't say enough how much I love your b&w work - your conversions are always so vibrant and full of life. So many people (myself included) end up with dull, lifeless images when they move away from color but yours always sing with drama and emotion! Your eye for lifestyle photography is simply amazing and your work with color processing and portrait work has grown by leaps and bounds this year. I am confident that you can master any area of photography that you put your mind to conquering. And I can't wait to watch as you do it.

Best,
GiGi

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Joined: 03/13/08
Posts: 2119

You've been one busy lady, your photos have really improved over the year, huge congrats on the weight loss you look great!

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Joined: 02/04/12
Posts: 394

Great job on the weight loss you look great! I have always loved your style but I agree you have grown so much. Love that you were not afraid to get a shot in the grocery store!!! I was also at tough mudder however I was photographing a friend. What was your run time maybe I have you in some of my shots???