Tracy Dawson Photography

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Studio!

Posted by [email protected] on June 22, 2016 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Going to look at studio space tomorrow! Crossing my fingers. If it works I'm going to offer a super awesome special for my first 5 in studio clients.. Sooo keep your eyes peeled for an announcement!


Facebook page

Posted by [email protected] on June 1, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Everyone please go like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tracydawsonphotography/

Best times of day to have an outdoor portrait sitting

Posted by [email protected] on April 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (2)
Some people think mid day when the sun is high above and bright in the sky is the best time to do portraits. That is actually a myth. The direct sunlight causes squinting, it also causes harsh shadows on the face. To avoid this I recommend shooting early in the morning or late in the evening or cloudy days. Now we all have busy schedules and it's not always possible to do this. There are a few work arounds when u absolutely have to shoot mid day. There is a photography technique called "fill flash" which illuminates the client chasing off this harsh shadows. Yes it sounds crazy but it's accurate. Reflectors also help reflect the light away from the client and reduce harshness. For example: https://photoflex.com/images/made/images/uploads/PLS/Understanding%20How%20Soft%20Boxes%20Work/1314980593_3-Flash-fill-overhead_590_275.jpg I borrowed this image to show the differences. So when your photographer suggests early or late you can understand why!

New Beginnings

Posted by [email protected] on April 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)
I love my full time job and it really kicked me in the gut when they told me I was being ???furloughed??? because of reduced work activity. I love the job and I am proud of the work I did to help it become what it is now. I mourned the loss of it for a few days. I was sad, I felt like I was letting a piece of myself go with the job. I knew it wasn???t a permanent job and that the day would come, but it still made me sad. For the last several months of my life I gave it everything I had. The industry is slow right now so it might be awhile before I find another project on which to focus my energies. The day will come though when they need me somewhere else and I will be just as excited for it as for the first job here. Needless to say, thoughts began to roll through my head on what I should do while I wait for another job. I applied for some jobs but none of them would be a job I would love, just jobs to occupy my time. I recently bought a new high end camera just because I might shoot some pictures. I wanted a good camera equivalent to the one I had when I started business. I wound up with a Canon 5DS R and an awesome 24 ??? 70mm lens. Then of course I needed a flash and another lens or two. Many years ago I started my photography business and I was very successful. I had to turn down work because I was so busy. After my first marriage I was encouraged to retire and just be a house wife. It was a blast at first but I began hating it after a while. After a messy divorce, I wanted to start again but I was in an area that was oversaturated with photographers. It seemed anyone who could afford a DSLR wanted to be a professional photographer. It was just the wrong time for me then. My thought is now that I am in a big area just outside Houston, TX I can really grow something here. So I decided to do it. I am so excited to have this new beginning in my life and I am excited to share it with everyone. I am working on re-building my portfolio with more modern pictures. I have so many ideas on new things I want to try out and new options for my clients. I will be providing reduced price sittings for the next month to build my portfolio and get my name out there in the neighborhoods! One thing I am excited about is utilizing my blog more. I plan on doing daily posts with different themes. There will be some tips and techniques, posing strategies, games, giveaways, and lots more! I welcome any suggestions or ideas from my readers. Thank you for joining me on my journey.

McKenzie-Conway Wedding

Posted by [email protected] on April 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)


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