Sunday, September 30, 2012

Natural Light: Week 2

Hello Brooke and Sarah! Below are my submissions for Week 2. If we are speaking truths now, I must say I messed up the assignment.

When you asked for a hazy photo, I know you wanted a photo with something like this...but when I was here capturing the time and location of my shot, I had not a cute subject nearby! Consequently, I am left with this...

Now the bigger questions is whether I can capture this gorgeous light again but with a subject in the image, yes? I love this light but I missed the sunset light by about 15 minutes as the sun is setting quite early apologies...

Then I thought, could my other images be considered hazy??? The answer was no. Actually I blew out the image as I over exposed the image :-(

Now for a sharp backlit image...(psst...I know I am supposed to only post 2 but my rellies from abroad like to read my blog from time to time so I hope you will excuse my indiscretion!)


I look forward to hearing my review this week - thanks! Don't read any further because I am going to post my mistaken assignment part now! Thanks Brooke and Sarah!

For everyone else, I misread the assignment and thought I was to shoot a silhouette - oops! I did however surprise myself as I did not think it would be possible to shoot a silhouette with a deeply setting sun at 6:30 ish in the evening...ah the joys of the impending winter...


Watch for my subsequent post this week!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Natural Light: Week 1

Welcome back to my blog - it has been 2 months since I have posted anything, yikes! Gosh, life has been busy!!!

Let me start with some photos from Brooke Snow's Natural Light class. I love Brooke and her teaching style. After watching her videos, I am so inspired to practice and practice and practice.

Our assignment this week was Catch Lights and Even Light. Up until a week ago, I "thought" I understood how to capture catch lights. When I looked back at images I recently shot, it looked like there were catch lights in the eyes...but then it got me thinking...did I "really" know how to capture catch lights or did I just get lucky???

So all week long I was practicing the study elements and struggled to shoot with catch lights! What gives??? Eeek! In a last ditch attempt, here are my images from today, shot with a cloudy sky and sinking sun. I so love the glow of the setting sun though :-)

Here is the catch lights...(I hope!)...and yes, this is not a stellar smile on her face!

And no catch lights ...

I look forward to hearing from you!