i wish i could stop time for just a week to get caught up a little – sometimes i get so far behind, i think i’m first! well, when that happens, the first thing to suffer is my blog… which is sad. sometimes i think – i should blog about this! for example ~ my garden! we started picking veggies, and actually had dinner the other night with the garden food. so fun! ~ or that we are having a Biggest Loser contest at work! the veggies will come in handy, and with nearly a THOUSAND dollars on the line… well, lets just say, it’s a lot of motivation. we’ve also had weddings and eSessions and TONS of albums to print, which leaves little time to blog. i promise to do better.
so! to get you a bit caught up…
Ainlsey and Ro will be getting married next March in Florida, and we are so excited! This is such a fun couple and we had a blast in the rain for their eSession. I’ll snag this one shot to show you because it is my FAVORITE from our visit. (i’m thinking this would make a great canvas and/or competition print.)
HOW was it done? Brenda was behind them with the flash (don’t bother looking, you can’t see her), flash fired by pocket wizards. it was quite dark, so everything else was manual. the flare is natural – and while some may say ‘lucky’, i’ve recreated this flare in other images – i’ll show you another soon. (luck is when preparedness meets opportunity, and sometimes you make your own luck!) i love this kind of photography, mainly because there is no need for post processing – this is it , straight out of the camera! to create this kind of photograph, you need to pay attention to composition, backgrounds and know where people are. you also need to know how light works and how things will be illuminated and hidden (which is why you can’t see brenda). the best way to know is to try it ~ some things you just have to do for yourself. i love the street lights and the dude in the window behind them ~ that’s a restaurant, and he was playing the piano. we did a whole series of night stuff ~ i’ll try to post more with info for anyone who wants to try it. HERE is their slideshow… from beautiful sunny… ah, not so much… florida!
~ciao for now~