Tag: portraits

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As I was looking through a few of the photos that I took while I was in Ohio, recently, I came upon this one. I thought about how simple and complicated cameras have become. In one manner, they can be point-and-shoot. In another way, they have have menu systems that are so complex as to enable one to become quite lost. I remember this young lady wanted to take a photo of a couple of people that I assume were…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This handsome fellow is “Baby Dale”. Anyone who is a friend of my niece Venus knows who this is. She posts, it seems, every minute of his life on Facebook. Vanessa has a thing for him too, but I’m not jealous … well, at least not much. This morning as I was out walking in the wonderful temperatures of a northern Ohio August, I was noticing the light, specifically the soft, diffuse quality of the light. By 9:00 AM, the…

Vanessa I have a tag, favorites, where I add some of my favorite photos. I’ve not had an obvious favorite in a while, but this one qualifies. Vanessa, my girlfriend, and I spent this past weekend at Seabrook Island, SC. On both Friday and Sunday mornings, we woke up early, went for a walk on the beach to take in the sunrise. We saw a couple of dolphins, some small sharks, and lots of birds. I had taken my Olympus…

James I like taking portraits, whether it be of people, or animals. It’s a challenge to get someone to relax in front of the camera. Animals, well, they just don’t seem to care after a few good sniffs of the lens. As I had not taken out the flashes, etc, for a while, I had to go buy some fresh batteries so as not to have the flashes die in the middle of the session. In the end, I used…

Kids! I just love them. They are the worlds best photographic subjects. Their faces so expressive. Their sense of awe at most things. However, in the current state of fear, especially, for some reason, against photographers, I tend to shy away from taking photos of kids unless given permission by parents. However, in a large event that will draw people, the photographer generally goes unnoticed. It is at this point when I can indulge myself and try to captured some…

As you well know, things don’t always work out as planned. Here’s Karl again. Just as he was finishing his face painting and waiting for client approval, which he did get, I was moving around, trying to get shot of the artist, the client, and more important, the reflection and the artwork. As this was not a setup, I had to get into the right position for it. Shooting almost wide open, f/2.8, and at a relatively slow shutter speed…

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