Out of the Notebook and into the blog: Humbled Grave

Friday, October 17, 2014

Humbled Grave






I shot these by myself at a lonely cemetery in St. Paul yesterday.  The lighting was beautiful and the cemetery was very humbling.  I wanted to capture a quite feeling of longing and imperfection in my photos and I am pleased with the results.  

I often look to other photographers for inspiration, and when I see an idea that I love, I get really excited about trying it out myself.  However, I then feel afraid that my image will come out looking like a "copy" of theirs, what's the purpose of that?  This has never happened though.  I have an idea in my head, often inspired by someone else, but then it changes as I'm shooting or get to the location.  It is when I am actually shooting that I realize what I am creating is completely my own, though I did take inspiration originally from someone else, I morphed it into something that is unique to me, my feelings, and the photo that I'm trying to create.  

Also the dress I'm wearing is Brandy Melville, which is an amazing 1 size fits all brand (I know right!), hello loose, flowy, dainty dresses!

How do you deal with a world full of inspiration?  How do you create work that is unique to you and only you? 

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photo shoot! A lot of different feelings and emotions come through in your photos!

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  2. I love the colors in these photos, especially the second one. There's just something about the way the sun hits down on you. I love taking pictures too. I have some great cemetery pictures as well, but most of mine are done at night. Believe it or not , some contain orbs. Which many people believe to be spirits or ghosts. Not sure about that, but it's exciting just the same.

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    1. Thank you Amy!! That is so interesting that you saw orbs in your graveyard photos - CRAZY! I've seen some amazingly creepy photos! You should post some on Twitter or Instagram and tag me! (Instagram: Reynagirl95 and Twitter @Reynamei_tutu)

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  3. I Love the pictures, very creative. I like to get inspiration from outdoors also when taking pictures also.

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    1. Thank you! This is the best time of year to photos, everything is so stunning outside!

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  4. Creative and gorgeous.

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  5. Very pretty pictures! You are right, the lighting was perfect that day. I really like the dress you chose. jj250@aol.com

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    1. Thank you! The dress is Brandy Melville - check them out if they haven't, their clothes are awesome and this dress was only $30!

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  6. Nice photos; a lot of emotion comes out in them.

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  7. Very nice photos of you and very creative pictures to come up with this concept! I love the kneeling and prayer pose!

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  8. These are great shots! I really like the B&W photo's.

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  9. Those are beautiful shots you took. They really capture the emotion.

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  10. great photos. the lighting is lovely and the colors are perfect

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  11. These are absolutely beautiful photos.

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  12. That headstone reminds me of my aunt's in California. She was hit by a car when she was 4. Nice use of light.

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