Winter Huntress (photoshoot)

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After months of saying that I needed new archery pictures, I finally took matters into my own hands. I’m usually depending on others to take my pictures for me, but because of my wonky work schedule, I often wind up having my days off when my usual photographers are either at school or busy with other things. Today I did not let that stop me!

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My camera has a very convenient timer that allows me to press the button, then hurry to get into position before the picture is snapped 10 seconds later. In the picture above, I thought I had activated it, but it turned out I had not. Still, I grew very fond of it for some reason, it does show off the details on my outfit very well.

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The snow was knee-deep and I did fall through it countless times. It did give my dress a very nice touch though, nothing looks more natural than snow-stained fabric when you are actually out in the snow!

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I also attempted to get a shot of an arrow in flight, but I think I need a better camera for that, and someone to take the pictures. I lost three of my arrows in the snow, but the pictures I got were still good enough to post. Not all archery pictures can show a drawn bow, and this looks a lot more natural than just some pose.

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It’s also very important to have pictures of your bow and arrows, and I felt like I got the focusing just right on this one. Of course, I didn’t actually have to use the timer for this one so that’s probably the reason this is the picture with the best quality.

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You can see the rest of the pictures here!

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