Sunday, May 4, 2008

innocence of children

I like to show my clients how a very boring background is not a problem. A photographer who knows what they are doing can work with the surrounding environment-even minimizing it by blurring the background to the point of abstracting it. Notice in these two images (above and below) the blurred background. This technique is important to know in wedding photography because locations for weddings and receptions vary so much. I must be flexible and creative to get the most interesting photographs. Many a wedding picture could be greatly improved by using a wide open aperture so that the bride and groom remain the most important subject in an image.

The above and below image are so engaging because of the baby's eyes looking directly at the camera. I do not always require the subject to be looking directly into the camera. In fact, the opposite is often what I gravitate towards. Still, I like these images BECAUSE she is looking into the lens. For me-there are very few hard, fast rules in photography. Just go with what you feel...

This image was shot indoors using only ambient lighting. The ISO was 100, aperture: 2.8, shutter speed 1/50. The image was then brightened using curves. This was a moment captured unexpectedly. I had a feeling the right moment was about to happen, and sure enough it did...I was ready.

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