"Forget not that the earth
delights to feel your bare feet and
the winds long to play with your hair."
~Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Model Help

     I love taking pictures of my 2.5 year old son, but most of the time I get the back of his head because he is constantly moving.  The shots are blurred and constantly filled with "cheese" faces instead of smiles.  I love him, but he can be difficult to photograph at times, although I do get those rare moments that everything aligns perfectly and voila an awesome photograph of him is produced.  If not perfect an awesome, it is one where his face isn't covered in dirt and there is something other than a silly face (although silly faces are fun to photograph as well).

    Anyways, on to my point.  I asked a few former students of mine to be my models so that I could practice with my camera on manual.  They obliged and we had a great time taking photographs.  It was a beautiful sunny, but chilly morning.  Thank goodness we got started early as we got 5 inches of snow later in the day.



Josi

Meron




Marian
 I really had some beautiful models.  I didn't really have to give them many directions on what to do; they just naturally went into poses that were natural.   Posing my subjects is something I am working on, so it was nice to see them do it naturally and get ideas for later photo shoots.  


Girls with attitude!





 There were way too many photos to choose from, so I uploaded and edited the majority of them.  From each set of photos, I found something I could work on. I especially would like to invest in a reflector, as in some of my pictures I had harsh shadow lines on faces. 

 This photo was one of my favorites, but the sun was behind them and I couldn't edit it, with my limited editing software, to get it to a point where I could really see their faces and have it bright enough.  I still like the photo, though.  Good learning experience.




        This was the girl's idea and I love it!  I played around with tipping the photo off to the side and then edited it.  I like it, but wish I hadn't had the house in the background- live and learn.