Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Real Estate Photography

So I have been having a ton of fun, exploring the world of photography, mostly as forms of expression through photographing nature and landscapes. I have enjoyed photographing people also, and feel honored to be included in those special moments for people! I have been exploring some different aspects of photography, and have decided to pursue Real Estate photography, as there seems to be a need with nobody to fill it! I originally got the idea while house hunting for our second home, and as it was with shopping for our first home, there were a number of listings with terrible photos, and I thought, "aren't you trying to SELL the house?" I found that I couldn't even consider those listings because the poor quality of the photos were too distracting! I said to my hubby that those particular realtors should just take those photos down, let me in there with my camera, and just let me do it. I have begun to realise that not every realtor likes to take the photos, particularily if their skills lie elsewhere! It occured to me that these realtors could use someone like me who loves to take pictures and could save them time and money but helping their properties move faster by having more attractive photos! I am very excited about this new venture, and am busy preparing things (and myself) to begin this adventure!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Photographer Community

I recently decided to join an online community of photographers, which is a great way for me to get feedback on my photos and advice on how I could improve it. I have loved being a part of it, and getting actual reviews on it! I was a part of one online photo community which had some great info, but nobody seemed to look at my pictures or had much to say, which was disappointing, as I want to grow and learn as a photographer. Hard to do that when nobody gives you any advice! I have enjoyed beinga part of this community, and if this sounds like something you might be interested in, go to www.fanartreview.com and find me!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Photo Contest!!

I just entered a photo contest, but I need your help! The winner is chosen by the number of likes and votes, so I need everyone's help to win! Please follow this link to vote for my picture! Thank you!

http://www.photoswinprizes.com/2012/02/09/the-dark-doorway/

My New Photo Project!!

I was doing some reading this morning about some ideas to kick-start creativity in photography, and this article stated that doing a 52 week project on a single subject could do that because if you are taking pictures of the same thing for 52 weeks and can't do the same shot twice, you are going to have to get VERY creative, especially by week 52! So I decided to tackle this, and I am going to do....(drumroll please).........52 weeks of self-portraits!!!!! I will be starting this project next week, so keep an eye out here, and on my facebook page (Rachel Duchesne Photography) for all the images! I hope you enjoy this as much as I am going to!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Day in the City

So I was running some errands in the city the other day, and thankfully I had my camera with me, and decided to stop to take some pictures of the downtown skyline! I have been wanting to snap some photos of the Edmonton City Skyline for awhile, and finally had the opportunity! Now that i have had a chance to learn a few things about composing this particular image, i want to go back snd take more pictures! I think a night scene would look amazing.