Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Portrait Photography

Last night I attended week 2 of my 5 week photography class. It going just OK. Our teacher is a great photographer who specializes in commercial photography. He does amazing work, however isn't the greatest teacher. I am learning some new things and meeting some interesting people.

Our first assignment was to take some portrait head shots at an 85mm focal length and an aperture setting of 8. I struggled a little, considering my primary subject is a 2 1/2 year old boy who refuses to pose for pictures. I had to bribe him with a new truck and some fruit snacks to get him to even barely cooperate. I then resorted to a neighborhood friend, Jordan.

Here are a couple of my favorites that I turned in:

1. I found this really cool garage doors in downtown Clovis. I pulled over, grabbed Carson out of the back seat and took this ONE picture. It was a class favorite.

2. After a few shed tears, I finally convinced Carson to let me take a few pictures of him with his costume on. (I had to remind him that if he didn't let me take his picture, I would have to take away his new truck and fruit snacks.... I hate bribery, but man, it works!!)

3. Darling Jordan. I felt that the sun was a little too bright in this picture, but apparently it is "Rembrandt," so we will just go with it.

4. This wasn't taken at the correct camera settings but is my personal favorite!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Les Poissons

Little Brady is sporting a darling lobster costume this year for Halloween. Thought I'd give you a sneak peak as I enter his picture in the i ♥ faces website.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Photography Class

It's official, I just signed up for my first photography class. I am taking a portrait photography class that emphasizes on the use of lighting and technique. I have never taken a basic photography class and hope that I don't regret taking that first. I would have taken that class first but it had already started.

Class starts next Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 and goes for 5 weeks!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Day on the Ranch

We took a little drive today to my dad's ranch to test out my photography skills. I also wanted to see if the ranch was a good place to take portraits. I didn't get very many that I liked. It was the end of the day, my lighting was limited and my favorite subject was less than cooperative today. Here are a few of my favorites. Fell free to criticize.

Feeling Inspired

I have recently become obsessed with photography. I have decided to develop one of my favorite hobbies. I am declaring my decision right here and now to take some photography classes.