A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Friday, June 4, 2010

Train Station Photo Shoot

In the fall, many of you know that I bought my first SLR camera. Its a Canon Rebel and I love it. I am always trying to practice up on my photography and get better photos. At this point I think I just need to buy more lenses, but whatever. I love taking pictures, I always have. I'm not great at it, but I'm not terrible either.
A little over a month ago, I posted my pictures from the Tulip Festival on facebook. My friend Sarah in the ward commented on one of the pictures that she liked. I suggested we go on a photo shoot together. I had the perfect place in mind!(which is where we ended up doing the shoot) It took a while, but we finally did it. She also bought a nice Canon. She invited Maria to come along since she is into photography as well. Maria also has a fancy Canon. Then I invited Jamen along, because he enjoys photography. Jamen ALSO has a fancy Canon. Since Tina and I are the only ones left in our house, we thought it would be fun to get new roommate photo's so Tina came along (no camera).

So that's 5 people + 4 fancy Canon Camera's + Overcast afternoon = Awesome photo shoot at the Train Station behind the Provo Cemetery!

Photographers in picture above from left-right going down: Me (T-Ray), Jamen, Tina (took pictures while I modeled), Maria & Sarah.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Tina and I that will most likely be blown up and put up in the house as our new roommate pictures. Below is one of my FAVES!

We all took turns modeling for ALL the photographers. All of these pictures are a mix from all 4 cameras. I don't know why, but I love taking pictures! Its not that I am into myself or anything... I just think it's fun. Sometimes I wish I could model. That would be awesome.
The girls!

The WHOLE Gang!
We had a blast, which means we will be doing this again...
In a different location, of course.

It's fun, its a great way to learn from each other, share a common interest and put our cameras to good use.
There were so many good pictures, I had a hard time choosing, so I will be posting a lot more pictures on facebook. Hopefully tonight. So if your interested, look out for those.

P.S. What kind of shoot should we do next? Location? Apparel? I'm up for just about anything and I could always use suggestions. We like your idea... you may just see it on my blog as our next shoot. :o)


jamie hixon said...

I love these! You really should be a model. You are so photogenic, and so gorgeous.

Next photo shoot... hmmm... I'm always a sucker for white flowy dresses just about anywhere. I also think it would be fun to make Alice in Wonderland clothes and do a tea party photo shoot outside somewhere.

Dan Hixon said...

You followed the secret to good photography: take a lot of pictures and I think you are way good!

politicchic6 said...

This is where we took our engagement pics. Our photographer wwwkevenwinzeler.com is AWESOME and a good friend of Alans. Alan of course chose the location.

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Angela Day said...

You should be a model, you are simply gorgeous! I still wanna play photo shoot with you!

William said...

"Pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures"
These are awesome!!
I need a new camera :)
-love you- Lori

Kel said...

what a great idea! Tina and you look gorgeous :)

THE LIZARD'S said...

I AGREE! YOU SHOULD BE A MODEL! YOU ARE A NATURAL! i really like this location too.. so different an simple too.. i think your outfit really matches the edginess of all the metal and stell around you! kinda rocker-ish! very cool and different.

Kaisha said...

This is going to be weird because I just stumbled upon your blog through google, but how did you get into the train station?? I want to get at the graffiti wall for some shots :-)

Tracy said...

Hi Keisha,
I just saw your comment on my Train Station photoshoot blog. We actually got kicked out of the area. However... that graffiti wall... they have no problem with you taking pictures in front of it. You just have to go at a time where there are not other train cars in front of it... which I feel like most of the time its not. You should go check it out. Great place for photo shoot. Its right behind the Provo Cemetery. Good luck! Thanks for the comment on my blog. :o)

Kaisha said...

I have been there and I've seen the trains with all the graffiti, but you say there is a wall.... hmm..... I must be blind! is it by the big blue/green building??

Tracy said...

Maybe Wall is not the best word. Its an old train car... but with no wheels. Its on the other side of the blue/green building.Search around. I promise you will find it.

Kaisha said...

OK I did see that. I thought it was a wall! lol. Ok it's a cool train car. I will definitely be back. And I am totally addicted to your blog now. You are so cool!

Tracy said...

Ok good.
Yeah! I'm glad you like my blog. I like yours too. I tried to comment on yours but for some reason my computer at work will not let me comment on some blogs... yours happens to be one of them.
Anyway... I love new blog friends. Come back and visit mine and leave comments anytime and I will be visiting yours for sure. :o)