Brittney’s Senior 2018, Autumn KU Campus

Sunday was dreary, chilly and overcast here in Lawrence. Sounds like a perfect day to shoot photos. A lot of photographers would have rescheduled but I LOVE an overcast day for portraits. You see the clouds reflect light and act as a giant soft box. Without harsh shadows the beautiful popping colors and even tones bring the Autumn colors to life. Even though it was a bit chilly, Brittney was up for anything and we got some really awesome photos. I love her fierceness and her confidence yet her softer side came through in these images. She is a force.

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Finding The Light With Lensbaby

I went out this afternoon with the goal of capturing the beautiful Autumn colors. What I discovered was I was more fascinated by the light than the color. You never know what will inspire you. I like to challenge myself to only 24 shots. Mostly because I could shoot all day, haha, but mainly I do this to force myself to slow down and take better photos. Taking time to enjoy the scene, find a subject and look for the light make these little jaunts so relaxing for me. I think they also make me a better portrait photographer. These images were shot with my Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge80 optic, sent to my iPhone via Mobi card and edited with the VSCO app. I like this setup because it’s lightweight and mobile which allows me more freedom than when I am carrying a lot of gear.

Trina

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Mr. Sully at Marvin Grove, University of Kansas

Marvin Grove is located on the University of Kansas Campus behind the Spencer Museum of Art. Named after the third Chancellor of KU, James Marvin, it is a beautiful, scenic place to shoot photos. The trees are planted in a way that lend themselves to really cool sight lines and wonderful backdrops. You can frequently find people lounging in hammock tied between trees or having a picnic. It is also a perfect spot for Autumn portraits.

Family Autumn portraits at KU Campus on Che Meredith blanketLittle boy in yellow pants poses for Autumn portraits in LawrenceFamily portraits of mother and child in Kansas by Trina Baker Photography

The Colors of #LFK |Trina Baker Photography

I popped into downtown Lawrence this afternoon to run a few quick errands and noticed the amazing colors that seemed to be everywhere. I shot these photos with my iPhone 8 Plus in portrait mode and edited with the VSCO app.

The iPhone 8 Plus uses two cameras in this mode. A 12mp wide angle lens and a 12mp telephoto lens. The telephoto lens is what actually captures the image. While it’s doing that, the wide-angle lens is busy capturing data about how far away the subject is, which it then uses to create a nine-layer depth map. You have five modes of light to choose from, natural, studio, contour, stage and stage mono. You can even edit the light mode after you take the shot. Cool, right?

I Love the shallow depth of field I get with this mode. The specs say it’s an f1.8 equivalent. Even though you have to shoot in the standard 4:3 format, you can always crop square. It has definitely become my go to mode.

What Can You Do In 20 Minutes?| Trina Baker Photography

Recently I have been thinking about what one could accomplish in 20 minutes. Specifically, could I shoot a photo session in 20 minutes and achieve quality images that meet my clients needs. For the last two weekends I have offered these mini sessions as a trial run and the results were awesome! My clients love the idea because they can fit it into their busy weekends. I love it because I can offer my services to more clients while giving them quality photos.

The family below were one of my guinea pigs for these sessions. They wanted family photos with their daughter before the new baby arrives. It was perfect for them! We have already booked another session a few months after the baby arrives. They would rather have three smaller sessions a year than one longer session to document their family.

While I will still offer my full sessions, I am going to offer these 20 Minute sessions seasonally. If you want to be notified about these sessions simply sign up for my mailing list. I promise not to bug you too often!😊

A Photo Walk, Mary’s Lake|Trina Baker Photography, Lawrence, KS

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Autumn Kansas Field|Trina Baker Photography

Autumn is coming to Kansas. The days are getting shorter and the light is amazing right now. I went out for a walk to see what I could find in the changing Landscape. I found som really pretty things 🙂  These were shot with my Nikon D800, Lensbaby Edge80 optic then edited in Photoshop with ASE6. I am loving the Kodak Faded preset mixed with a bit of light filter. So pretty! Trina Baker Photography Portraits

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Autumn In Kansas| Trina Baker Photography

I went out on a short jaunt through Prairie Park today.  I was hoping to find bits of Autumn in my favorite field and I wasn’t disappointed.  Lovely hues of red and yellow were about everywhere I looked. I edited these images with Kodak Porta UV from VSCO Film and then added a bit of RadLab to give them some drama.  I love all of the bokeh I was able to capture with my Lensbaby with Edge 80.  Autumn is my favorite time of year so be prepared for leaf overload 🙂

Trina

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Kansas Landscapes| Trina Baker Photography

Just a quick share of my little part of the world here in lovely Lawrence, Kansas.  Autumn is upon us and nature is beginning to show her colors.  I took these photos while driving my trusty Jeep around on the back roads puling off to the ditch to capture the beauty.  On my next adventure I want to find some proper Kansas Barns so stay tuned!

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Wordless Wednesday, Pendleton’s Country Market| Trina Baker Photography

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Weekend Autumn Views

We are having an unexpected beautiful Autumn here in Kansas. It was so dry and hot over the Summer it was looking pretty bleak for Fall colors. I carried my camera with me everywhere this weekend and wanted to share these lovely Autumn colors with you.

Trina

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