5 Reasons to Hire a Documentary Photographer – Kelly Howell Photography – Placerville, Ca

By KellyHowellPhoto

Documentary photography is for everyone and for everything. It’s the type of photography that stirs up emotions and looks at life for what it really is. I know that “being in the moment” is hard when you already have an incredibly busy life, that’s why I came up with 5 reasons you should hire a documentary photographer.

Christmas light exploring at the Folsom Zoo.

1. You’re in the pictures!

After interviewing lots of parents about taking photos of their kids during the day or on vacations, the number one reason they hire a documentary photographer is to be in the photos. Parents want photos of them interacting with their children and playing with them. It’s the best part of their day.

2. You get to enjoy the event your hosting.

At my son’s 1st birthday party, I was so worried about getting a great photo of him, making food, getting drinks and making sure everyone was having a good time that I forgot to enjoy the party and be in the moment with him. I have vague memories of his first party, instead of worrying about all those things I should have just concentrated on him having a good time. Hiring a photographer for your event just gives you one less thing to fret about. I wish I would have done it. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Hire a Documentary Photographer – Kelly Howell Photography – Placerville, Ca”

The Road to Tahoe by Ivy Ferl – Ivy Tree Photography

The Road to Tahoe by  www.ivytreephotography.com

January 1, 2018

Day 1:

The last trip of the year. Where to go? Why not Tahoe! Not only is the area beautiful, but it also has so much to offer for activities. We decided a month out that traveling to South Lake Tahoe would be a fun destination to spend our last days of 2017 at. Not only do we celebrate the new year, we also get to celebrate my husband’s birthday (he’s a new years baby, born on January 1st). We started our trip off with a nice break in Chico at the Sierra Nevada Brewing company for an amazing lunch. The food is amazing and who doesn’t enjoy a good beer.

 After our amazing lunch, we continued on our way to South Lake. The sunset was amazing!!!

 I love sunsets. Something about the way the colors paint the sky. I’m use to mountain sunsets, so it’s always nice having a different view. Even if the view happens to be from the backseat.

 Fun fact: the Sutter Buttes is known as the smallest mountain range in the world.

Day 2:

On our first morning in Tahoe my husband and our friend took a short drive to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for their day of skiing. Normally I would be right with them on the slopes, but I stayed behind to enjoy time with my friends and family. Which turned out to be a good thing considering they left their ski boots behind at the cabin. Silly mistake, but it happens. Me and a friend drove half way to meet them and bring them their ski boots. We chose a perfect destination! Emerald Bay. It’s so beautiful.

 We even did the tourist thing….

 We got really lucky, because it was early in the morning, we had the place to ourselves. Later in the day we took the rest of our group up to Emerald Bay to see the beautiful view and were not as lucky. It was crowded and we were barely able to find a spot to park. Even then we didn’t get the same view. But I’ll settle for what we did get.

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Black and White. by Jason Scallin-11:eleven Photography

  “Colour is everything, black and white is more.”-Dominic Rouse

I have fallen in love with the world in a black and white form. Not because I don’t appreciate color, or enjoy it’s beauty. But because I feel it is through the lack of color you see the true image. It’s structure. The lines. The details you might overlook had you been distracted by bright reds, or vibrant greens.   The patterns that make up the petal of a flower are intricate, beautiful, and amazing. The way a drop of water hangs in balance on the tip… The slight imperfections each tell a story. All details that are easily overlooked when hidden within the wonderful colors of nature. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate the beautiful colors of our world, and think nature has done a perfect job of painting the scenery. I often shoot in color just for this reason. But in my newest gallery, I’m looking beyond the colors and enjoying the deeper beauty of nature, people, and things we see in our every day life, but maybe we’re not really seeing them….

So, join me as I travel into the world of black and white. Visit my newest gallery at 11:eleven Photography and see the beginning of this journey, and check back often as I continue to add more images from this adventure.

-Jason Scallin-11:eleven Photography

 

Through my lens. Part 2 by Jason Scallin-11:eleven Photography

 

“If it fits in my lens, I’m going to shoot it.”

I drive past this nearly every day. It is a highlight of my commute. I look forward to seeing it. Not because it is especially beautiful, although when the sun is just right, it is a lovely view. I just love the solo tree, standing all alone. It doesn’t complain. It doesn’t make excuses. It doesn’t wish it were somewhere else, doing something different. It is not affected. It can rain buckets, the sun can beat down on it from sunrise to sunset. It can be freezing cold, and the wind could be blowing fiercely. And it just stands there, through it all, just being a tree. Doing what it is meant to do. Trees make good teachers. People should be more like trees…

-Jason Scallin, 11:eleven Photography & Artistic Services

 

Located along Hwy. 49, between Auburn and the Lake of the Pines area. If you’re in the area, see it for yourself. 😊 Or you can just go to my website and see this, and more beauty, from around the Gold Country.

Jason Scallin –  11eleven.shootproof.com/

Through my lens. Part 1 by Jason Scallin-11:eleven Photography

Life is a journey, dont forget to capture the moments along the way.”

One of my favorite things about photography is that I can share the beauty I capture with others. One of my favorite things about the Gold Country, is that there is so much to capture. Through my lens, will be an ongoing journey. I will share with you the beauty, my travels, my experiences.

I’ve been a traveler. A wanderer. And yes, there is beauty to be found in all corners of the world. Some places have beautiful forests, some have gorgeous rivers, or mountains. Some places the beauty is in the people that reside there, or the history that lies within it. In all my travels I have not found another place that has all these things in one place. The Gold Country, set in Northern California has all these things, and more, practically within arms reach of one another. I am currently in the “heart” of the Gold Country, Nevada County. And although I have tried to move away several times, it has a magical draw to it, and I just can’t stay away very long.  I don’t know if it’s the Tahoe National Forest that you can see all around it, the mighty Yuba River that runs through it, the snow capped Sierra Nevada’s that rise above it, or the wonderful, creative people that fill it. Come check it out. See for yourself. Enjoy the journey.

-Jason Scallin – 11:eleven Photography & Artistic Services

Check back here often, as I will be sharing the beauty of the area I call home, my travels, and things that catch my eye. You can also go to my website and view/purchase images I’ve captured along my journey. https://11eleven.shootproof.com/