I took this yesterday while my neighbors daughter was playing on the trampoline with her brother. I was initially drawn because of her hair, but I notice her sitting down looking the other way. I walked over and put my camera through a hole in the screen and said I have peanuts all over my head. She turned and looked. The natural moment is made because of the combination of the strap off her shoulder, the hair and the expression on her face. I could never set something up like this and get it to work. Oh, and for the title I actually call her baby not by her name.
I of around 5700 frames from a wedding I shot at Wintererthur in Delaware. I was very happy the couple trusted me to get into this non-traditional spot. They were very good at posing themselves. I can’t tell you how much time this saves. Having to stop and show someone how to stand really cuts into your time.
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I took this image Friday after a rain storm. It was really had to focus on the dandelion petal with the wind blowing. When shooting this tight of a macro image you have to be really patient. Not only did I have to wait for the wind to stop blowing I have the get the camera in the same plane as the bottom and top of the image. I will be adding this to my for sale gallery on Monday. I have one framed and ready to go if anyone is interested.
A few photographs I took last weekend of my 11 week old bluetick playing in a cornfield. The key to most images is a clutter free background. The biggest difference between a professional and an amateur is the background. Most inexperienced photographers see only the subject. A professional looks at the background first and positions themselves to have a clean background behind the subject.
Here are a few photographs of a colt born at Total Equine Learning Center Friday morning. He is son of Windrider’s Runner a Choctaw Indian Pony. It is the first time in my life I have been near a newborn horse. Sporty spent the day entertaining adults and children running around his mother.
I will be taking a lot of photographs of my new puppy Annabelle. Obviously, trying to print and hang that many images on my wall will never happen. I book is a great option for multiple like images, of a new puppy, a young child or a vacation. A high quality but affordable option is the AsukaBook Layflat Hard Cover book.
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I took this image on Monday. The lesson was over before the sun really set with nice colors. The photograph looks flat and gray to me, so I added many layers of textures and effects. The finished images is vibrant and a whole lot more interesting.
This is a great example of how a catch light can illuminate eyes. It is very hard to get detail in the eyes of this puppy. In this case she stumble over to a concrete wall with freshly fallen snow. The white ledge worked as the perfect catchlight for the 3 second she stood there. You can see the catchlight in the bottom half of her eyes the reflected the ledge.