Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Unexpected Art

I came across this photo in a rather unexpected place, and nearly skipped taking the photo.  It was one of those experiences where the subject matter was quite boring, but I knew there was more to it, I could see the potential in the mundane.  I was rather pleased with the results.  

What I like about this photo is that there is motion, movement, direction, but it's very solid.  I like that it's hard to tell what it is, if it is far away, a landscape, or possibly a macro.  The sense of scale is up to the viewer.  I like that it's boring, yet intricate at the same time.  This photo is a good reminder to always stop for potential.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Finding art in the day to day

Every once in a while I see a snapshot that has more to it than just capturing the event.  This was one of those photos.  No matter what, I am drawn to photograph water, especially in B&W, but this time I was just taking pictures of my kids playing in a fountain.  But what I like about it is what I see from it afterwords.  I love the curiosity of the little hands, how they are drawn to the substance, but really there is no substance there.  In a way it becomes a bit intimidating with the darkness behind a curtain of self reflection, but it is a fascinating journey that curiosity cannot avoid. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Photo Processing Fun

Tried some new techniques here, trying to get different looks and color styles.  Really liked how they turned out.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Crest of Spring

This ended up being a very meaningful photo shoot.  I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to capture the life and energy of this family.  The light bouncing around inside the orchard was elegantly creamy, as long as you could avoid the shafts of light that would sometimes break through.  I used my transparent fabric circle best I could, but it was not big enough.  Maybe next time I should take a large white bed sheet.

Lance and Sheila

Fall-time Photo Shoot

This was a deceptively cold photo shoot.  But I think the energy of the kids made up for it.  Great family to work with.  Their youngest did not want to be out of his Mother's hands, so I just encourage her to go with it.  I feel that keeping the moment and environment as natural as possible is the best way to capture portraits of children.  They don't often have much of an attention span, but as a photographer,  I don't want their attention, I want to see their personality.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011