Friday, September 18, 2009

friday favorite & photography tip : nappanee children's photographer

this is my pick today because:

  • it's any oldie but goodie, this photo's about a year old exactly. i like it - my son looking sweet & calm....who knew it was possible?☺
  • i love the black & white, it's smooth & creamy
  • the french door catch lights in his eyes
  • his haircut...such a handsome boy...

*this image was shot @ f2.8, 1/200, iso 200 with a 50mm 1.4 lens.

do you like this type of image? this is how i set it up:

  1. find some nice northern window light, this image was shot indoors
  2. try to keep your background as clutter free as possible or a wall that's free of clutter, or hang a sheet over a piece of furniture behind your subject
  3. position your subject next to that north facing window or door (in this photo, the french door is on his left, he's sitting within a couple feet of the door)
  4. position yourself pretty much directly across from your subject or place yourself even a little closer to the light source so that your subject is looking a bit more full on to the light & have them turned to face you (this will depend on how much "feathering" or shadowing that you want to see on the opposite side of the subject's face)
  5. look to see the catch lights in their eyes, if you see them, that's good!
  6. go for it, start snapping away!


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