This last weekend was a new experience in many ways. I'm sure you are looking back at the title and wondering why. Since it's common knowledge that Mobicon was a big boost in my business as well as how long I was a staff member. But let me break down some things so that the coming blog(s) make sense.....
Who ever had the bright idea to host this the day after St. Patty's day was having the biggest joke on so many of our local photographers. But hey, it wasn't as kill us already hot as it was the last one back in August '16!
It was nice returning to Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. This time we were sponsored by Tamron and Calagaz. Which, you can bet your bottom dollar I abused the free rental of their lenses on this. Nearly everything shot was with a Tamron 70-200mm [G1] or their 24-70. Now, most know I'm a prime girl. So playing with something that made it so I wasn't moving as much was a different ball game. And also allowed me to shoot more in the shade and from different angles and distances than I usually would. And I kind of loved it. Not enough to switch, but that 70-200 was a blast thanks to my recent gear changes. But that's not what this blog is about!
I teamed up with something close to 20 models this shootout. Many of which I had never had the pleasure of working with. Most created their own attire. A rare couple wore the designs of others. But it was really the fact I got to just play in areas I had ignored during the last shootout. I'll leave you now with some of my favorites from the event.
My first review is on the new KeyMission 360 camera from Nikon. Now, I'm not huge in video. A hundred percent honesty, I only ever wanted a GoPro to do underwater shots without breaking the bank. That was, until I heard about this little beauty. It is a 'action camera' that captures a full 360 degrees of it's operator. This sounds positively awesome on paper. And it really is in a lot of ways. But, the cons can be some pretty hard downfalls as well. Let me break it down. We'll start with the pros of this little beast first off.
This blog is for every woman who says that portraits will come after they lose that 10lbs, after they can afford them, or what ever numerous excuse we give. I just read a heartfelt post from another photographer in a group forum and found myself near tears. Because, until just recently, I was her. As a mom, we help build memories for our kids. Now, you dad photographers out there, I'm not saying you may not have some of these same feelings. But for us ladies, we hate one ourselves a lot more than we should. But that's not what this post is about. No. It's about embracing ourselves for the sake of memories.
It's that time of year again. And I know the list is going up a bit late. But here we go! The current lineup for Darkshi Creations is go:
CoastCon - March 4-6 - Biloxi, MS - Guesting
Mobicon - May 27-29 - Mobile, AL - Booking, Sunday only
MechaCon - July 29-31 - New Orleans, LA - Booking, Saturday
Pensacola Comic Con - August 20-21 - Guesting, Booking Friday before.
Creative Con - Sep 17-18 - Panama City, FL - Booking, Saturday only [tenative]
Fandom Con - November 11-13 - Fort Walton Beach, Fl - Booking, Saturday only [tenative]
Geekonomicon - December [not set] - Biloxi, MS - Booking, weekend
All dates marked tentative will be secured if bookings are made during that set weekend.
This March we have gone on the deep end with our specials. Everything has discounts, goodies and more. And if you manage to catch us at CoastCon in Biloxi this weekend, you could score another discount on top of all the current ones! We're also doing Mini Sessions. Something we've not done in over 3 years. We had dates set up for Biloxi, Mobile and Pensacola throughout April and May! Contract us for a consultation and bookings!