The weather has not been my friend over these past two weeks. Sunday was looking wonderful. I had (semi) willing models and a lovely backdrop (Cranbourne Botanic Gardens). About 5 mins in the rain came. And hasn’t stopped since. Sigh …
1. Two different subjects in Landscape and Portrait.
I wasn’t able to get the shots with them both lined up similarly before the downpour. Having a 8 month old and 6 week old in toe didn’t quite help! We tried some funny faces and serious faces. I quite like how the background warms up a cold day, but i’m unsure if it is distracting?
It’s interesting to see despite the fact these shoots were taken one after the other that they are quite different. I wonder if hair colour plays a role or just my dodgy technical skills :p!
2. Open crop format.
Taken around the house. The husband and I had an interesting time playing around with a bedside lamp and some bouce flash in the top two. Wondering if the top left is a bit too revealing to be an interesting enough example. I managed to get a sharp eye, which is something I seem to struggle with.
Are dogs allowed? Haha. Lucia-pup decided to crash the photo shoot with Oscar and I in front of the white blind in the bedroom. The bottom right shot I do like and have a penchant for the white dreamy look (over exposed I guess) but its quite soft and not sharp enough perhaps.
3. Negative Space
I’m confident I have a focus on both of Oscar’s eyes in top left. I’m pretty happy with this image. I like the impression of texture in top right with the jacket hood. I wanted the negative space to draw you to her face, but also imply she was out in the wilderness somewhere. I took the time to meter closely on her face to get the right exposure.
In bottom left we were having a bit of fun with the trench and glasses. Getting some interesting looks from various people. My aim for the negative space is to further imply mystery … perhaps … ? Bottom right is Oscar again. His curious little face, what is he so interested in?
I’ve found this one pretty challenging! I’m dedicating the next few days to this one.
Any feedback would be appreciated.