Tag: portraits

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…

I said earlier this year that I thought that 2011 would be the year of portraits. Well, here are a couple more to add to the pile. For me, a portrait need not be, no, let’s go a little stronger, should not be a fake smile plastered across one’s face. A portrait, after all, is about that person in their natural element … at least in my view. When I was at the Pow Wow that I mentioned yesterday, I…

Who says that you have to have all kinds of umbrellas, soft boxes, diffusers and whatnot to make a good portrait? One of my favorite portrait photographers is Cheryl Jacobs. I simply love her work and she uses only available light and film! I didn’t use film for this shot because, quite frankly, it was a bit too dark in The Peaceful Dragon. I shot this at ISO 6400 and converted it to black and white. The cool thing about…

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