Wednesday, April 29, 2009
One of these "avenues" is the subject of architectural photography.
This is not something that "catches my eye" when I am observing the world around me with camera in hand. However, I found it very hard to pass up this incredible structure while in Hong Kong.
It is the Hong Kong art museum and presents a fascinating geometric pattern that goes on for several city blocks, producing interesting details and design elements.
I found this stairway particularly interesting with it's curved, sweeping lines.
These lines can be used to lead, connect, separate, define and unify the composition.
Another option was to include a natural object, like these palm trees, into the image foreground.
I found this contrast of natural and abstract to be a strong visual statement.
Photographing stagnant objects is a big difference from photographing my usual more animate subjects! The former patiently wait for me - the photographer - to set the shot, compose and review the results. It's something to consider.
Even though this model is the same for EVERY photographer that comes strolling by.
But will he/she pose exactly the same for them? Will they find just the right angles to portray their "best" side?
Possibly, but in the meantime I thank my rigid, stabile model - I enjoyed our photo shoot just fine.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Unfortunately, outdoor sessions can be a real challenge. Well, you have Mother Nature to deal with, sometimes harsh lighting and maybe too much space to work with. It can get a little overwhelming.
I loved the input I received from the both of them - they had as many ideas for poses and picture ideas as I did! It's great to have collaborators! We climbed up hills, climbed down hills, skipped rocks in the steam, balanced on a shaky pier and had some running races. I'm not sure about these two, but I was quite exhausted by the end of the session.
The best part of all is I think they really liked each other!
Monday, April 20, 2009
He beat the odds! This little pony exceeded and surpassed all of our expectations.
He was a legend is his own time. Thank you Teddy for your time with us. Dreams do come true!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
No matter if you are an eventer yourself or just love the outdoors and the athleticism of these majestic creatures - this weekend has something for everyone!
The stadium jumping is the third day of the competition. In this phase 12 - 20 fences are made into a course to test the obedience, fitness and stamina of horse and rider.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This session with Kerri, was on a relatively mild March afternoon. After much snow and rain, the conditions were perfect for creating mud, muck and lots of it.
Our first location was in a pasture, in perfect conditions, is lush and green. But in early March we have a setting that is quite muddy with much manure.
Surprisingly, Kerri feels right at home! Place her in down and strike a pose! (or two).
Next, we come upon a parked field tractor. What the heck, climb aboard - wedding dress and all!
Our next scenario is to have Kerri "frolic" with some horses turned out in the field. As she approaches the horses in her big white dress, they take one look at this "uncommon ghostly figure" and tear off into a full out gallop across the pasture. Oh well, so much for that idea!
If we couldn't convince the field horse's to play with us, than we would find some stabled horses that didn't have the luxury of running away. Oz was most accommodating for the shoot.
Finally , we wrap up the afternoon up with some incredible light pouring in from the upper hay loft. Stunning.
What a trooper Kerri! Beautiful, adventurous, and always up for the challenge.Bravo girl! And thanks!
Friday, April 3, 2009
The sweetness of the little sister..........
New friendships were formed as well as some great images that will be a part of this family's history for years to come!