Another of my freelance projects. Some friends of mine were looking to send out their first holiday card as a couple and I was excited to help them out. We started with with photos of them and their adorable pets, then I designed the card from scratch for them. It was good to have the chance to stretch my graphic design muscles again.
It’s been a long, draining week so I decided to skip most of Kent Fest this year and opted to take some much needed time to recharge at home. I did eventually make it down in the evening in time to devour some disgustingly satisfying festival food and shoot the fireworks. Fun fact, nothing makes a person feel more attractive than when they’ve single-handedly devoured an entire funnel cake in the span of 10 minutes.
A couple’s car died and they got a jump from the icecream stuck.
This was the crowd I had to battle to get my amazing/terrible festival food.
At least I got to play around with photos of the fireworks.I tried a technique I found online, in which I set a long exposure then adjust the zoom on my lens while the shutter is open. I think something longer than my 24-70mm would have been better suited, so I’ll try my 70-300mm next time. I’m happy with what I have for now, but want to try again before the holiday weekend is over.
I mentioned in my post yesterday that I now have postcards for sale at McKay Bricker Gallery in Downtown Kent. To thank them for giving me the opportunity to break into a local marketplace, I embraced all things crafty and black-squirrel-themed to do a photo shoot in the shop. It’s a fantastic place to do some holiday shopping and support local artists at the same time. And, if you do decide to pick up one of my postcards, don’t forget to upload a photo of it as comment on this blog, or a comment on my Facebook page to be entered to win free prints.