Two Adorable Nieces. 2016 Countdown by Jenn Dixon Photography

ICYMI: The Rest of Countdown

I thought I’d share the rest of my 2016 countdown, in case you missed it.  The featured photo above is number two, featuring my two adorable nieces, Allie, who is three, and Hannah, who is four months old.  Aren’t they cute?!

Here’s there rest of the countdown!

One awesome GoPro shot! 2016 countdown by Jenn Dixon Photography.

And finally, though we’re five in, Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! One of my all time favorite photos from 2016. Jenn Dixon Photography.

I encourage you to check out Sasami Shou’s Facebook page.  She’s a fantastic model!

I hope your New Year is great so far!  Here’s looking forward to a great 2017.

Five Favorite Portraits of 2016. Jenn Dixon Photography

Catch My Countdown!

I started New Year’s countdown on my Facebook page.  I hope you join in and catch it!  I’ll post the first three here, as the top image is of my favorite portraits of this past year.

Here are the other two, in case you missed them.

Four Favorite Flower Photos from 2016. Jenn Dixon Photography

Favorite Animal Photos from 2016. Jenn Dixon Photography.

As I said, you’ll have to pop on over to my Facebook page to see the rest as they are posted each day until January 1, 2017.

Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoy my countdown!

Ivan, Allie, Emily, and Hannah Swangren

Thanksgiving with My Family

I had a great Thanksgiving with my family this year.  My sister Emily hosted it, and my mom and I went over early to her house to help set up and cook.  We all found time to squeeze in a few photos, as I had taken my camera after debating to take it with me or not.  I’m glad I did!  I got some great shots, like the one above of my sister, her husband Ivan, and children Allie (the redhead) and Hannah (the baby).

With that being said, here are a few more of the pictures I got that day.

Here’s my mom holding Allie, and Emily holding Hannah.

My mom holding Allie. Emily holding Hannah.

Allie Kay is such an adorable cheeseball!

Allie Kay

Hannah is such a sweet baby, though unsure of the camera.

Hannah Lynn

Monty, my sister’s chatty cat, was happy to be included in the family festivities.

Montgomery "Monty", the chatty cat

You can see the rest of the photos that I took over on my portfolio.  Enjoy!

 

Daisies in the Wind

World Photography Day!

It’s World Photography Day, and I didn’t realize it, or knew about it, until I logged onto Facebook this morning.  Yay!  I’m glad to know that there’s a celebration out there for a great form of art.

If you pop on over to the World Photography Day website, you can learn more about this momentous occasion, and upload a photo from your corner of the world.  I uploaded the photo above from the Kissel Hill wildflower field.

Today, really is the 177th anniversary of the discovery of modern photography.  On August 19, 1839, the French government released the patent for Daguerreotype, where modern photography comes from.  Cool, huh?

Also, I can’t believe I haven’t done this before, but as a celebration and as a gift to those out there, here’s an e-book of some of my early photographs. I put it together a while ago, and had to update some info, but, it otherwise, chronicles my photographic journey as a child  and into early adulthood.

Early Works by Jenn Dixon

Please, enjoy and share it!  The Creative Commons license is listed in the book, which is in PDF format, so follow those guidelines, please.

Happy World Photography Day!

 

View of the Kissel Hill Flower Field

Kissel Hill Flower Field

At the intersection of Kissel Hill Road and Oregon Road in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, is a beautiful field of wildflowers on a farm, which is right by the Lancaster Airport.  The owners of the farm kindly let people wander around the field, as long as you don’t pick the flowers.  People have been telling me to get out there and take some photos, so I did.

I got some great shots!  Beautiful shots!  It was lovely to stroll around this place on Sunday afternoon.

The above shot, of course, is from that field.  Here are a few more shots I would like to share with you.

Yellow daisy amongst other smaller white daisies.

 

Red and yellow wildflowers

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Now, want to see the rest of them?  You’ll have to hop on over to my portfolio for that! And it’s worth it.

 

Pinwheel

“Proud to be in America” Photos

Yay!  The French family that belongs to my photography meetup group just got their green cards!  As a celebration, one of the meetup members organized a “Proud to be in America” picnic to honor such an occasion.

The picnic was located in Overlook Park, Manheim Township, PA, USA.  It was a lovely day outside, a tad warm, but otherwise gorgeous.  The picnic started off with a photo walk around the park, which had some pretty interesting details and scenery around it.  Here are a few of my photos.

Black-eyed Susans

Dew on pear tree leaves

Two little girls at play.

What a great day!

Oh, I couldn’t resist bringing some of my hoops along to the picnic, too.  Adults and kids alike got into the hooping action, which you can read about here on my hooping blog.  In fact, here’s a photo of my friend Diane giving hooping a shot.

Diane hooping.

If you would like to see the rest of my photos from the picnic, I encourage you to head on over to my portfolio site to check them out!

Just a quick macro using extension tubes of a gerbera daisy that's on its last legs.

Evolution of My Flower Photography

I’ve been doing this photography thing seriously for about nine years now, and I thought it would be neat to see how my photos have evolved and changed throughout the years with a subject I love:  flowers.  Let’s take a look at the evolution of my flower photography through this handy dandy slide show.

 

 

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much I did.  I had to choose my favorites from quite a few years!

How has your photography grown throughout the years?  I think it’s a good exercise to take a look back at your older work and see what you’ve done and how you’ve come along.

Silhouette and lighting work

Hidden Gem: Margarita Glass (2011)

Ah, I remember this photo!  This came from a series of photos that I did as a lighting experiment with colored cellophane over lights.  I placed the glass in a light box to diffuse the lights.

I was mostly going to a silhouette effect, like this photo from the same series.

I was just starting to flex my experimental photography muscles in this shoot from the spare bedroom in my apartment.

If interested, here’s the flickr page for the featured photo, including the EXIF data.