but it’s so much fun!
I used two speedlights for these fun shots. This is my second attempt at splash photography.
There are more in my Flickr Account see here
I think I will need to play some more.
It wasn’t planned today – I was supposed to stay home and do some Spring cleaning. I think David could tell I needed a creative break. So we took a drive to the city he loves and protects – Gary, Indiana. We were going to go to the upstairs section
when we came across this:
The second and third stories are no longer accessible and obviously no longer safe.
At one point David kept a blog and here is an archive of this building. Shutter-Tonin. He definitely has his own style. I think he’s going to revive the blog. 😉
We can see most of this stuff from the outside of the building. I love this wall! David didn’t think it feasible to take home. (Just kidding, I wasn’t trying to take it home) but wow what a backdrop it would make.
and just another detail.
I’ve posted the rest of the set on my Flickr Account
I just received this story board I ordered for as a studio sample. All I can say is “WOW” and I love it. It looks classy and it is sturdy. It’s an unusual size but since it’s styrene mounted and has an easel on the back, it works perfectly. I love the simplicity of it. Of course it helps to have gorgeous clients!
I have spent the last couple of days editing and placing orders. I’ve been busy and that’s great. I have fallen a little behind on my friends blogs but I will be visiting soon. Hope everyone is having a great week.
I’ve had the honor of taking pictures of this little man since he was six months old. I love cultivating relationships with my clients. This family is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks V for bringing your family by. This photo shoot was the highlight of my day.
I have a few more openings available for the Valentine session. Drop me a line if you are interested.
”Gracious as sunshine, sweet as dew shut in a lily’s golden core.” Margaret J. Preston
I’ve come to realize that a lot of the lessons I was taught when I started photography are not always correct. I’ve learned that photography is truly an art and therefore subjective. I was told that black & white images had to be truly black & white. That means that the shadows have to be black and the whites pure white. No greys, and when I started my images were starkly black. I’ve come to realize that those starkly dark images may work on some subjects, but not all. If you look at the old prints they were not truely black and white. They had lots of greys in them. So yes, learn the art, but make sure you “see” what you’re looking for.
Click on the image to see it larger. Thanks to Sasi and Nikhil for your help with wordpress. As you can see it’s still a work in progress.
If you remember from my last blog, on Thursdays I do a “Team-Up” challenge. We are given a category and each person takes a picture for that category. Then we create a diptych. I was fortunate enough to end up with 2 partners.
The black and white bokeh is my image the doggie on the right is Kris Hundt’s. I think these work nicely together.
This second one (the chair) belongs to Staci Gwinn. She said it was an antique chair she had new fabric put on and the catalily is mine. In a strange way I think these work well together too.
Finally, the daily shoot – “How low can you go?”