Nothing makes a picture what it should be than beautiful, natural light. Getting the perfect light is crucial to a beautiful picture. I use to think that I had to have the morning bright sun, when actually the afternoon sun light that is golden happens to work the best for me. It captures the tones in the skin perfectly, and the eyes light up just the way they should. Although sometimes its out of my control & I have to set the ISO higher or I have to use flash, but my better shots have always been from the afternoons creamy light.
I had a good idea how I wanted this photo session to look, but sometimes its hard to get across whats in my head. Im trying to build confidence in my photo shoots, but that will only come with practice. I realized that once I started to remind the couple about their love & journey they immediately became intimate, and I was able to get some very natural & loving shots. I will have to go into a shoot with that in mind each time. When you talk about the gushy stuff thats when their eyes sparkle, and that to me is the whole story!
Knowing what direction you want to go when it comes to photography can sometimes be challenging. Not putting myself in a box is the struggle i’m facing. I know what kinds of pictures I want to produce, and I know which market I want to be in, but when Im asked to go out of that I worry I might loose my vision, and take pictures just because. A wise man (my husband) once told me to seize these opportunities & create new challenges. I think for once I might just have to admit that he might be right! So when feeling unsure of my talent & potential, I will approach it with an open mind and a camera by my side!
I sit around just waiting for the next great location so I can grab my camera, and snap away. Ive realized that I get frantic sometimes while Im shooting pics of my kids because they move constantly. If they move 5 feet away I have to change all my setting once again. I know that with practice, and time I will be better at this. Trying to get one setting to flow with the next, and then the next is a little intimidating, but once Ive figured it out I am a happy girl…that is until my kids move again! These are some shots I took today. They were all taken outside and most on 100 in the ISO setting. When the kids moved to a shadowy area I have to remind myself that it was time to switch.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
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Today begins a new journey. I am both excited, and hesitant of whats ahead. Excited to do what I enjoy & hesitant because my confidence isn’t confident. I am taking a leap of faith this year, and will work towards building a business doing something I love… Photography.
As I build my portfolio, I will be documenting my journey here on my little space. I welcome useful comments, advice and support.