I had the pleasure of photographing two really kick ass woman today. I have photographed one of these ladies weddings already and I will be photographing the others in a few months. I have been wanting to take some pictures outdoors at this local park for sometime now. There can be some beautiful light that bleeds through the trees and I tried my best to capture that light. I did adjust my composition several times and corrected my exposure and used an off camera flash. It was really a fun day and these two ladies are also great friends so hearing them tell old stories was hilarious. I am glad the ladies let me photograph them and add some pictures to my portfolio.
There were a few things I wanted to focus on.
- I really wanted to play around with the color of nature in the background and use that to add a different aspect to the photograph.
- I tried to focus on the eyes as much as possible.
- The models expression was something I kept battling with. I have always been a “journalistic/natural” style photographer. We even laughed a few times during the shoot because I really felt odd telling me to look a certain way. I wound up scratching my lame attempt at doing that and said, “talk, laugh and just enjoy the day”. After I did that I got some really nice photographs that I was happy with.
I had a lot of fun today. The photography shoot lasted for about 3 hours. I played a lot with color in the post processing. I was really trying to extenuate the color in a few of the photographs and I was happy with the end results. I always feel I can do better and as my journey grows I will just keep developing my skills.
Thanks for reading and I hope you are having a great weekend!