Monday, May 23, 2011

can't get close enough | nappanee photographer

one of my favorite quotes regarding photography is:

if your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.
-robert capa

so it makes it very convenient that i love a good close-up! i actually have to think outside my own little personal "box" to back up and take something other than a close-up.

i generally shoot with a prime lens, so there's no zooming for me.


at first it might seem weird getting so close, but soon it becomes second nature. i've always got about 3 feet to work with, so i'm not exactly on top of my subject.... but i am pretty snug...


(yes, there was a moment i thought this one might take a bite out of my camera...)


i nearly always frame my shots in camera. i rarely plan to "crop creatively" in post processing. so if this is what i want, i get in there....


i've just come to love getting really close. there's something about framing a face & gobbling up those eyes...


and that nose and those lips...


so if you want your photos to capture the heart & soul of your subject, get in there! get close, forget about those background distractions and fill up your frame with those wonderful faces!

2 comments:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I feel the same way about a tight shot! I love 'em. Then Cory takes all of these cool, sweeping shots and I feel like I should reconsider, from time to time. But I never really do. :)

alphabet momma said...

I love up and in the face!! Faith looks like her cheeks may have slimmed down in the past month. Gotta get an appointment set up with you before she grows up anymore!

 
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