Emily Shafer Photography | A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

December 16, 2014  •  1 Comment

It has been such a whirlwind this semester! Recently I launched my website and started blogging. This has become something I love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I am thrilled to be able to photograph and experience the things in my life. I use this blog as an outlet to share what I am learning, and present what I saw through my photographs to you:). With that said, one of the hardest parts of sharing is deciding what to use and what not. Unfortunately some of my favorite photos have not made my blog! There is only one way to fix that problem . . . dedicate an entire story to it! Let's start shall we?:)

I took this one a few weeks ago when I captured the guys at Jimco (http://www.johnhenryrockdrill.com) pouring concrete. It was a numbingly cold morning, but the sunshine came streaming through the clouds anyways. This may be my favorite photo this semester. The lighting in my opinion looks majestic and highlights this hard working man wonderfully. I remember seeing this happening and knew it would be pure magic! 

The reason for this being on my list of favorites is for a rather sentimental reason. This guy is my dear old dad! In my opinion it captured the essence of who he is, and I will forever treasure this one! He was out working and took a break, using a pile of wood as his chair. Dad is and always will be my social butterfly, and he continued telling one of his grand stories. I just sat there and observed him, enjoying listening to his humorous tale. He ended it with a burst of laughter and I got this gem. 

This photo made the cut as well. It satisfies the artistic side of me. I used parts of a John Henry Rock Drill to make this image. I thought it came out rather abstract, and I would like to make a series of using machine parts and turning them into art. I am still learning about studio lighting, but I was pleased when this came together. 

First of all, yes this is a random photo to mix in the group above. With that said, It is still one of my favorites. Thus causing it to fit in perfectly with this blog! I like how it came out looking warm and inviting. I shot this in a studio, and enjoyed putting the set together. Sadly, I did not get to enjoy this cup of hot chocolate. When I was finished shooting it became a rather questionable substance. . .but hey it made a nice picture!

This is the last blog for this semester, but of course I will continue this new found hobby of mine! I enjoy every bit of it. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I will be back with a new blog for the start of a new year! Until 2015 everyone! 


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Tom(non-registered)
I have enjoyed ALL of your blogs Emily! Job well done! You're my FAVORITE photographer!
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