Then it happened... Magic.
It seemed it didn't matter how I positioned myself or my camera, there was no going wrong. These humble little white buds took on a magnificent glow and I couldn't seem to get enough. It was a rush. I hurried home to see them on the big screen and it wasn't my imagination- they were indeed exquisite.
You see, I had managed to capture the light in what photogs for ages have referred to as "the golden hour", otherwise known as the magic hour. If you want to create something extraordinary, this is the time to do it.
I downloaded one of these blossom pics to instagram (@projectalicia) the other day and my sister (@shagshop) responded, "Please add to canvas for me". I giggled a little. Then I realized that so often I leave my photos bound in a file inside of this box rather than giving them the proper chance to shine.
They may not be the most beautiful or the most unique, but wonderful all the same. And they certainly shouldn't be tucked away and forgotten. If you've been following me for a while you may remember, "Orange you Glad" from last April where I shared my thoughts on creating something original. If you've been in a slump or have been doubting your talents, it's definitely worth a read.
If you'd like to learn more about how to shoot in "The Golden Hour", you're in luck. Stop by this Friday, April 6th for the debut of our Leap Into Spring! Photo Challenge where I'll be sharing 5 tips to better photos during The Golden Hours. You'll also find tutorials, freebies, and inspiration galore throughout the challenge. All are welcome regardless of location or skill level. Come join us! You can find more details here.
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Please welcome our first sponsors for the Leap Into Spring! Photo Challenge- Small Bird Studios, Barefoot Five, and Dagmar's Momsense! (100% of proceeds to go toward the purchase of finale giveaway prizes May 18th.)
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