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This past week has been pretty wild between Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and all that other junk. But I’ve still got two nights of Blogvember to share some new stuff with you guys, and tonight I want to share another ‘finny waves’ macro picture of the fish fins I photographed last week.

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Finny Waves

I’m not drunk anymore! Which is unfortunate, but also good for this blog because I gotta update this before I head out for work tonight.

Anyway, my dad went fishing a few days ago on Lake Michigan and caught a couple fish. I sat down and photographed their fins with my macro lens and I’m really satisfied with how they turned out. I feel like if I didn’t know they were fish fins, I wouldn’t know what they’d be, and I like that.

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Tendrils & Innards

While summer is and always will be my favorite season in the year, I am a total “white girl” when it comes to autumn. I love everything pumpkin. I have definitely rolled my eyes more than a few times at some of the pumpkin flavored products out there (let’s be real, pumpkin barely has a flavor to begin with) but I still pick some up. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my Starbucks lifeblood.

That said, we bake fresh pumpkin periodically throughout autumn in my household, and if you’ve never had fresh baked pumpkin, YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON A GIFT OF GOD HIMSELF YA’LL. My parents recommend pumpkins that aren’t orange pumpkin colored. Like you know those big white ones or the big taupe etc? Those generally make the most delicious sweet baked pumpkin. Sooo good.

My dad bought a taupe one the other day and baked half of it this morning. It’s delicious! The other half was chillin’ on our kitchen table, so I grabbed my camera and took pictures of the innards, which looked like a really cool stringy orange cave of seeds and tendrils. Here’s a neat little closeup.

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Photography Wish List: Portrait and Mini Studios

What have I been doing the past 3 days!? Apparently completely forgetting that I have Blogvember blogging responsibilities, that’s what.

Unfortunately, I don’t really have any new content to share with you all – at least not that I feel is worthy of sharing at the present moment. However, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some of my wants/needs in terms of my photography.

As most of you know, if you’ve been following this blog long enough, about 90% of my photography is taken using natural light. The main reason is because I do not have a studio set up to substitute with, but also because I really enjoy the way natural light comes across in photos. You can tell it’s natural and it just has this engrossing aura about it that makes the kind of photography I do work so well.

However, just because I mostly shoot in natural light doesn’t mean I want to always do so. On my long list of “things I need, but avoid buying because they’re not necessarily urgent” are a plethora of photography studio equipment pieces – from lighting to backdrop holders. I do also have a DIY list for these things, but I haven’t gotten around to organizing everything to I can set my plans in motion.

There’s really a couple different setups that I need to get together. I’d absolutely love to have a portrait studio setup – and really all I need for that are some basic photography umbrella lights and a backdrop. Amazon sells kits for reasonable prices, and I’ve had a few in my wish list for quite some time. But also I also need a mini studio for all the small scale stuff I like to shoot, and that’s where the DIY setup comes in. I get pretty geeked thinking about making the mini studio, so it’s really only a matter of time before I finally gather up everything I need for that and make it. Or I could just order a premade one from Amazon. WE’LL SEE.

While I was browsing Amazon for research for this post, I also came across light rings, something that I forgot I wanted, but conveniently was shown and is now in my wishlist. I am genuinely surprised at the low prices of some of this stuff, and I thinking I may get myself some of this stuff for Christmas this year. Because presents to yourself are always the best Christmas presents.

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While I’m sharing selfies, I have a handful of relatively new ones that I haven’t shared.

The one I’m sharing tonight was taken a few months ago, in the summer, prior to me switching my hair to Pravana vivids yellow, orange, and red. I’m wearing a crystal crown headband I made, which I nearly never wear in real life because it’s so heavy, it tends to slip and fall off my head, regardless of the fact that I tried to make it anti-slip.

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