Beauty Captured: February 2015 Edition

Hey guys!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Recently I’ve been more excited about creating YouTube videos than blogging so that’s what I’ve been doing. But today, it’s a me day, and I feel like blogging a bit. So much has happened since I last blogged. I started a new job at the same company, I’ve gotten a dog, and I rearranged my room. By the way, my room walls are super empty so I may do a random blog post full of inspiration or decorating ideas–just a heads up. Anyway, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted a Beauty Captured / Commute Blessings type of post so I decided to leave a couple photos here from the past month.

Again, thank you God for painting such a beautiful landscape.

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! May you feel loved, whether you’re single or taken 🙂

Much love,
AMANDAMLIM
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Graduation Photography

Hi guys!!!

I’m so excited about this post. I’ve never done an actual photo shoot before but I had the honor of taking one of my best friend’s graduation photos!! They’re not official photos with a cap and gown but these were for her graduation announcement cards. This was her first time modeling and my first time taking photos of a model so bear with us both 🙂

Overall, it was A LOT of fun though. We got the afternoon sun in SF, clear skies, of course some wind, and great views and backgrounds. I ended up taking about 250 photos within the span of 2 hours. These were taken at the Legion of Honor and SF State University. Here are some of our favorite shots.

This was a little different than my normal blog posts but I hope you enjoyed the photos! I know, she’s so beautiful isn’t she?? 🙂

P.S. If you have any tips on doing photo shoots, leave them in a comment below!! For example, I definitely had no idea what to do with stray hairs. Do I photoshop them out and how or do I keep them in? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

     Love,

Treasure Island Photography Attempt #1

So two weekends ago, my boyfriend and I decided to try to take photos from Treasure Island of the SF skyline and Bay Bridge. It was a little bit of a fail though because 1) I wanted to capture the Bay Lights but I totally forgot we can’t capture them from Treasure Island because the Bay Lights are strategically facing toward the Embarcadero and 2) It was so cold and windy so even with a tripod, the camera was still shaking minimally (which makes a difference) and holding the camera with our hands made our hands freeze!! So we didn’t take many shots, but here are the better ones we took. The first two are unedited and the last one of course is.

28mm, f/2.8, 1/6 sec
28mm, f/3.2, 1 sec
28mm, f/16, 20 sec

We are definitely going to try again. I really want to do photography from this same location around sunset or dusk because the sun sets behind the city and I’m sure it looks amazing. I hope you enjoyed these couple photos. Until next time!
     Love,