2012 Lake Powell Time Lapse

Check out a really old time lapse I did of the night sky at Lake Powell back in 2012!

I've been organizing our server and clearing out space on my hard drives to improve Lightroom's performance. I came across this time lapse that I never finished back in 2012. I had shot it and created the video but never graded it. Why, you say? Because back then I shot my images really, really flat with no saturation (see the straight out of the camera image below). The idea was that I would have more room to color grade it exactly the way I wanted it. Which is true. But it's super time consuming! So I never finished... until now! And even now it's not the exact way I envisioned it. But I've learned a valuable lesson... yes, shooting flat gives you more control over the final image but, to use a very famous quote, "AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!" While certain projects in the future may require more precise color grading, I do not use this method anymore. I like the images to come out of my camera a little closer to a final product. Saves me time, even if I have to deal with a little frustration over the final image. After all, time is money! 

I hope to do some more time lapse photography since I haven't done any since this! Maybe this summer I'll find some time... :) 

Unedited image from time lapse

Unedited image from time lapse

Some Questions Answered - Weddings

So I've been getting a lot of questions lately about what sort of photography and videography I do. In particular I get the question "do you do weddings?" The answer is yes! I have done wedding videos for two couples (see clip below for a sneak peak of the latest wedding video I'm working on). I am booked for a wedding video next year as well.

As far as photographing weddings, I am absolutely up for the task. I have not shot a wedding yet but I'm willing to work with anyone who wants to give it a try. That being said, as you might notice in my portrait photography and even my wedding videography, I am a natural light photographer. I also love and specialize in candid moments. I do not over process the photos to take out skin blemishes and other natural things that occur in a scene. I will, of course, shoot some posed portraits since those are important, too, but it is not where my strengths lie. My videography is also very raw, using natural light and mostly handheld.

I realize this style does not fit everyone's taste, and that's OK! But if you like it, please feel free to contact me and hopefully I can help you with any photo or video needs. Also, contact me if you have any more questions! 

Thanks! Carra