I spent my morning volunteering my photography skills at an Easter run in Denver. It was a long morning that started at 6:45am. It will take me a couple of days to sort through & edit the photos, but here's a preview.
I had my first shadowing experience last weekend. I was able to tag along on an engagement session by a local Denver photographer. I observed mostly, but did manage to snap a couple shots. I mostly tried to stay out of the way though, while I learned her rhythm. This usually resulted in me being in the completely opposite from ideal spot, so my photos are no where near what I'm sure hers will be. I'm anxious to see her final photos so I can figure out her vision behind some of the areas she posed the couple in.
I'm always still amazed when photographers just know what camera settings they need to change to. As we walked from inside to outside, from dimly lit to naturally lit, to taking photos in front of windows, etc. she never missed a beat. I know that professional photographers have to be able to just roll with it and not spend anytime staring at the back of their camera (or risking that they've got it wrong!). These women had decades of experience on me, so I'm not too hard on myself, but its definitely a goal to work towards.
One minor thing I picked up on, the photographer kept telling the groom-to-be to "take up more of your space" and she would motion for him to put his shoulders back. He had a habit of slouching around his bride-to-be, which in person I didn't notice or think to look for, but as I wen through my photos I noticed that it made a big difference in resulting photos. It's just something minor, but I thought that was a very good tip that made a difference and I may not have known to watch for it otherwise.
Here are a couple of my shots. Fingers crossed she finds more things for me to tag along to so I can get more practice!
Food Photography combines two of my favorite things. I'm horrible at it, which is why I don't post a lot of picture of my cooking creations. They never look as appetizing to me on the camera as they did in person.
Good food photography is probably what I'm most attracted to when buying a cookbooks. Which I know is a shame, but its the truth. Even if the recipes are amazing, I have to have a little extra convincing if there aren't photos.
Tartlette has teamed up with a team to do a two day workshop in Atlanta on all things food photography. The classes cost a small fortune, but how cool would it be to take them!?
Above are some images from a food photographer that a friend turned me onto over Christmas. What Katie Ate is a blog (and now cookbook) from a photographer in Australia. Her photos are amazing and her recipes are favorites that she's learned along the way. I love the way she sets her scene and the props she uses.
Woohoo! Last week of photography class! Above were a couple photos from the week prior. I'm excited to find more opportunities to practice as the weather warms up. I've volunteered to photograph an Easter 5K and egg hunt at the end of next month in downtown Denver. I'm also trying to get involved with the local community center to do some volunteer photography. Fingers crossed!
A glimpse into what I've been doing lately.
To see more of my work, visit my official photography website here.
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