Monday, December 19, 2011
Very different from my usual captures, trying to catch reactions or connection to the viewer.
Sometimes you just have to break the mold you have poured yourself into.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Talk and LISTEN to them. What makes them tick? What is pleasing? Evoke emotions and capture them to create a wonderful image and tell a story.
What is this woman's story? What is she thinking? What did I say to get this smile?
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
It was supposed to thunder shower today. Had a cancellation from the studio but decided to seek out an image.My walk in the bog yielded this image. Glad I had 400 mm to work with. ISO 100 at125th gave me what I wanted.
It wasn't a lost day after all!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Went back to shoot it again. Silly me! I waited far too long and all that is there now is a field.
It's lost to my camera forever.
Many times, this can happen with buildings, and friends and family.
Don't wait too long and lose the opportunity.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It tells a story of waking up, being happy to find a loved one close at hand. There is a sensual tone to the photograph although it is very discreet.
The connection with the subject must be there for this to happen. Both subject and photographer must be comfortable in each other's presence.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Eyes must look down the lens as if it's a mirror in their room. This "private" connection with the soul is what makes the connection that draws in the viewer and never lets go.
As the photographer, you must focus on the eyes. Watch out for shadows that may hide their brilliance.
Friday, March 11, 2011
This is during the storm on my back porch. I used a light meter to get the proper reading for light vs. snow.
I am ready fro spring to arrive, but always ready to grab my camera!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Watch out for Noise and focus fuzziness with one.
Anticipation is improving to get the height of action with the Lift and Drop of Les Supemes, Canadian Sr. Silver Medalists at Synchro Nationals. Gosh I miss my good camera!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
http://www.veroskyphoto.com/portraiture-two-book.html. Another excellent book! Both his first and second books on portraits are must reads.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
They must follow you to any angle of viewing, so they must be right down the lens. Do that and you have a winner!
These are the things a professional knows and an amateur must learn if they wish to create photographic images instead of snapshots. Lighting is important. Depth of field is important. Focus is important. But, remember to focus on the eyes and make a connection.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Eyes wide open, this picture, well the monument, just begged to be the subject of a photograph. I was in the cemetery for another purpose, and I am trying to take my camera everywhere, so I was fortunate enough to capture this image.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
To use a point & shoot, I tried last night. Lots of noise, and I missed the weight and the manual zoom. New skills are always good and I was able to hone my anticipation mode, but I do miss the quality.
I will be a good boy and follow the new guidelines. Just really glad I won't be responsible for enforcing the new rules. I think they will go nuts trying.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
- Set white balance
- set to Manual aperture and speed from an incident meter reading
- don't forget composition rules
- don't create your own shadow in the photograph